March 13th, 2013

WATCH LIVE: Gove Faces Education Select Committee


  1. 1
    Theresa May says:

    I watched this yesterday

  2. 2

    Were you in the Babylon Zoo video?

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Government should charge a nominal amount from parents for schooling. £1,000 a year will be a start.

  4. 4
    Vince says:

    I have had no bin collection today.

  5. 5
    Ben E Fits says:

    Who will pay this for my bairns?

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    Mitch says:

    I think we already pay much more than that.

  7. 7
    BBC spokesman on yet another jolly says:

    You can catch up with all the Vatican fun on iPrayer.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Cut taxes to pay for fees. It will end up improving schools as people only pay for goods and services they need and will complain it its poor standard.

  9. 9

    I think the actual figure government currently charges is £9,000.
    That’s the cost that taxpayers pay. Of course, “THE RICH” those horrible, evil people, are also paying for all the people who don’t earn enough to pay that sort of tax.
    And they are probably not even sending their kids to a state school, so are paying twice for their own kids. And taxpayers with no kids are also paying.

  10. 10

    Are you sure? Maybe you have a bin collection but you just can’t remember ?

  11. 11
    Mitch says:

    Abolish income tax and pay directly for services – health, education, etc. Then we would see some quite dramatic improvements and savings.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Government should be responsible for basic education extras should be paid. There could be grants for skills that are needed but in short supply.

    Basic education is the ability to read, write and count.

  13. 13
    Chris Bryant says:

    Definitely not had a collection, or can you not recall a collection today? Have you checked your diaries?

  14. 14
    Paniagua Solo says:

    As a Lib Dem loon he should be mulching all his garbage. Starting with his policies.

  15. 15
    Just wondrin says:

    How long does it take the CPS to change a light-bulb?

    About the same time it takes them to arrest an Elm House ” name”.

  16. 16
    Rob Roy says:

    I hoped someone is going to ask him about that school in Oldham and the land .

  17. 17
    Abu Qatada says:

    My very good friend Theresa has asked me to come on here and rubbish Michael Gove but I am worried it will break my bail conditions.

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    Anonymous says:

    If UK is spending £9,000 a year per child’s education you can see waste in lorry loads.

  19. 19

    Cassock in the attic
    Homolegomena under the hammer


    Simon of Timeria gets into a theological debate with ‘Big’ Benedict IV of Caesarae. The Holy Mother has to tell the to “leave it , it ain’t worf it”

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    Who makes diary entries for dinner? says:

    My mate down the pub insisted he’d told me last year that Shearer was a class apart from Gascoigne. However, on consulting my diary entry for the conversation I find he actually favoured Lineker.

  21. 21
    The Met says:

    How many officers does it take to break a light bulb?


    1 to break the bulb, and the other 20 to swear under oath that the light bulb started it.

  22. 22

    That (k is an old labour era figure too. Its probably more like £14k

  23. 23
    Lloyd Grossman says:

    Through the asshole

  24. 24

    What did he say about the Olympics?

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  26. 26
    Steve Miliband says:

    warming up -

  27. 27
    Footage leaked of Chris Huhne's cellmate says:

  28. 28
    Vince Cables Medication says:

    I am to star in a new TV production of the Galloping Gormless

  29. 29

    “Flog It!”

    replaced by
    “Flagellation watch” in N.I.

  30. 30
    Who makes diary entries for dinner? says:

    Just have a look….oh, he said don’t go for a piss in bladerunner’s house…

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    Bubba says:

  33. 33
    Nursery Rhyme says:

    “Crystal Meth”and Alistair

  34. 34
    They're all the same says:

    Is this Michael “when I worked for a living (well, worked for newspaper) I went on strike, but now strikes are evil and ideological” Gove?

  35. 35
    So let's says:

    Privatise the police

  36. 36

    Gove made mincemeat of the two Labour committee members there.

    What a pair of tossers!

  37. 37
    Paniagua Solo says:

    One pound fish?

  38. 38
    Mitch says:

    Are you implying hypocrisy??

  39. 39

    Sarah Wollaston MP said on Twitter at the weekend that the prime minister should open up his inner circle.

    Thought he had done that already with gay marriage…

  40. 40
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    I am still waiting as promised for a full explanation about how horse meat got into my beef burgers and why my country has impregnated the European food chain with bute .

  41. 41
    Funny that says:

    “Half of British children will be ‘below breadline’ by 2015″

    Maybe, but somehow most will be obese.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Only after it had been ring-fenced tho.

  43. 43
    Polly Toynbee says:

    Poverty is measured by in PS3s and Smatphones these days and not food, clothes and a roof.

  44. 44
    slot one of them says:

    benedictus hill… a cheeky pope emeritus chases a bunch of choirboys around the giardini vaticani at double speed in time to yakety sax

  45. 45
    Have those Aussie DJ's been extradited yet says:

    I think we should insist that the Government sort out one mess at a time.

    It is far too easy for them to sweep things under the carpet by changing the subject .

  46. 46
    Paniagua Solo says:

    The little and large show

  47. 47
    Ah! Monika says:

    In my day Sole Colbert was deep fried. Brown,crisp with maitre d’ hotel butter for lubrication.

  48. 48
    Extremists should be shot says:

    If some journo in the private sector goes on strike for more pay, no one cares, they should just go an get a better salary somewhere else, but when the strikers are in the public sector and they’re not striking for more money but are instead having the usual leftie moan about performance-related pay, then yes, they are being ideological.

  49. 49
    Lost in Clacton says:

    Below the breadline you say .

    Just give them cake I say.

  50. 50
    vespers says:

    Fortunately the eclestiastical memberes gathering in the Cistern Chapel are concerned with making the correct choice and saving R souls.

  51. 51
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Consecration Street,” with the incoming poofter pontiff.

  52. 52

    According to the report its measured by overseas holidays.
    Now all the middle class are below the breadline because the weak pound means no Florida Disneyland this year!

    oh, the humanity!

  53. 53
    Extremists should be shot says:

    And have those foster kids been returned to the UKIP foster parents? And has the stupid bitch who had the kids taken away been sacked yet?

    Oh, and that ex-communist who runs the NHS Deathcamps and oversaw the slaughter of thousands of people – has Cameron done a U-turn and sacked him yet? Along with his newly-appointed assistant Dame Whatshername? And are the police looking into corporate manslaughter charges?

    The government might hope we forget about theses things, but we don’t, and they keep piling, day after day.

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    Mary Berry says:

    Good idea. Cake shaped as bread.

  56. 56
    Mary Antoinette says:

    Now why didn’t I think of that.
    Would have saved my neck.

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    Storm clouds over Camoron says:

    Probably because they ate the “breadline”, 13 years of Liebour and billions pissed over this childrens breadline by Broon and it’s still with us, it’s become like illegal drugs, a bloody good employer of uncivil servants chasing or pretending to sort the problem ou, must be somewhere where taxpayers money is drying up, hence the usual shout of help the “poor”.

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    Nullbym0uth says:

    Love thy Neighbour(s child)

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    Carinas Trimings says:

    I would eat that

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    Extremists should be shot says:

    Other good measure of ‘poverty’ as defined by Labour would be size and number of plasma TVs in the household, number of subscription satellite channels received, broadband speed and of course the type of iPads in the household (iPad 2 being more an indication of poverty than an iPad 3, for example).

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    @bourgeoisie4 says:

    bourgeoisie ‏@bourgeoisie4
    @OwenJones84 breadline? is that a technical term? The propagandist tries to stimulate others to accept without challenge his own assertions.

    Owen Jones ‏@OwenJones84
    @OwenJones84’s account is protected.

    Jones doesn’t appear to like a ‘conversation”

  62. 62
    Banksy says:

    If only they would let me free with that ceiling.

  63. 63
    Gordon Brown says:

    I feel pretty,
    Oh, so pretty,
    I feel pretty and witty and bright!
    And I pity
    Any girl who isn’t me tonight!

    I feel charming,
    Oh, so charming
    It’s alarming how charming I feel!
    And so pretty
    That I hardly can believe I’m real!

  64. 64
    Call me Dave says:

    Oh you all want to moan moan moan but what the hell about all the Indian gun boats that are below the water line huh?


    No thought not

  65. 65

    Over on C4

    Its ‘Father Ed’

    Father Ed Milly is trying get old ‘Father JocK’ to attend at least one Mass a year. Father ‘Jock’ refuses to leave his worm-ridden, slimy chair and just shouts “Tractors! Tax! Spend!” and hurls Nokias at anyone within range.

  66. 66

    I’ve got an IPad2.

    I have been feeling particularly deprived of late.

  67. 67
    Vince says:

    “What mirror? Where?”

  68. 68
    Chuka Umunna says:

    Straight outta Streatham
    Crazy motherfucker named Chuka
    From the party whose voters are suckers
    When I’m called off
    I got a sawn off
    Squeeze the trigger
    And bodies are hauled off
    You too boy if you fuck with me
    Lee Jasper is gonna have to come and get me
    Off your ass
    That’s how I’m goin out
    For the punk motherfuckers that’s showin out
    Voters start to mumble
    They wanna rumble
    Mix ‘em and cook ‘em in a pot like gumbo
    Goin’ off on a motherfucker like that
    With a gat
    That’s pointed at your ass
    So give it up smooth
    Ain’t no tellin when I’m down for a jack move
    Here’s a murder rap to keep you dancin’
    With a crime record like Peter Mandelson
    Early Day Motion is the tool
    Don’t make me act the motherfuckin fool
    Me you can go toe to toe, no maybe
    I’m knockin voters out the box, daily
    Yo weekly, monthly and yearly
    Until them dumb motherfuckers see clearly
    That I’m down with the capital N-U-T
    Boy you can’t fuck with me
    So when I’m in your neighborhood
    You better duck
    Coz Chuka Umunna is crazy as fuck
    As I leave, believe I’m stompin
    But when I come back, boy
    I’m comin straight outta Streatham

  69. 69
    Dr.Who says:

    I watched it 5 light years ago.

  70. 70
    Theresa May's second thought says:

    Is it on on Fiday?

  71. 71
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    And their parents will still have fags, piercings and tattoos.

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    The Expenses man he says says:

    Dear Bill

    What you really need is an iPad with the retina screen. A steal at only an expense claim of only £70 more than your current model. You could do with the latest version so you don’t feel deprived. Go on you know you are worth it.


  73. 73
    Angela Eagle says:

    Tastes just like the real thing

  74. 74
    Man with arm up Gove's bum says:

    Back in the box Govey.

  75. 75
    Hank the Cat says:

    Just a thought if the conclave of the cardinals in the Vatican cannot reach a majority decision will they form a coalition

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    This tweet from the BBC is crass and unnecessary. Do we really need silly innuendo about the race of the next Pope?…— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) March 12, 2013

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    Red Ed Miliband, union puppet, says:

    Gove ith thuch a thilly puppet, ithn’t he?

    Oh yeth!

  78. 78
    Paniagua Solo says:

    A circle more like. All up each others bums

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    Britain is ungovernable says:

    Poverty should be measured by the number of tattoos on foreskins

  80. 80
    Paniagua Solo says:

    More like NWO than NWA though

  81. 81
    Ed Millibland says:


  82. 82
    Nworb Nodrog says:

    This one

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    Benefit claimants are sickening parasitic filth says:

    But at least one lot of piercings is out of view because the iPhone 5 on the 24 month / £33 per month contract is permanently affixed to one ear. Usually while calling taxi companies to come and pick them (and their beer) up from Asda or Aldi.

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    Sir Nigel Garage City trader says:

    I am a self appointed economist

    I speculate in commodities

    The Bank of England should print more money so commodity prices in the UK EXPLODE

    The people pay and I win


  85. 85
    A thinking economist says:


    The market has failed

    Is capitalsm finished?

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m still waiting on expense-fiddling MPs being dealt with properly.

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Gove: a face that asks to be punched.

  88. 88
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Do I detect a little bit of the ‘politics of envy’ here? I mean, one of life’s failures grasping around to try and find someone he can feel superior to. Pathetic.

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    lammy to the slaughter says:

    the commies are going to chop your big black cock off and make you eat it you stupid fucking spastic.

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    Thomas Sowell says:

    The government basically targeting stock market indexes and staging massive interventions in order to look after their banker friends and ‘advisors’ is not ‘Capitalism’.

    You are suggesting that the massive market distorting effect of Socialism by the back door will be solved by letting Socialism drive a coach and horses through the front door.

    Back to true market price discovery I say!

    In short, f*ck you. You are insidiously wrong.

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    JH2309840239450934 says:

    I hope your kids/grandkids/nieces/nephews really really ‘benefit’ from attending a black culture worship centre (AKA ‘school’).

    Gove is one of the few bright spots in this turgid, Guardian-reader-appeasing government.

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    … not drink, smoke, work out the cross-double odds on the 2.30, and swear? My, times have changed….

  93. 93
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    .. like (as the saying goes) a Lam to the slaughter?

  94. 94
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    So if there are no lights in the bog, is that a shot in the dark?

  95. 95
    Matilda says:

    If you are going to link to pages containing pictures of Tubby Lammy, please be kind enough to give us a warning.

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    Matilda says:

    Privatise them? Many of us thought they already had been.

  97. 97
    Matilda says:

    Singalong now: A finger of fish is just enough to give a guy a treat….

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    Matilda says:

    Envy? My other car is a Ford 8…

  99. 99
    Matilda says:

    Somebody above was muttering about the current state of ejermakashun.

    Gove has a mountain to climb!

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    Curly says:

    Nope, they’ll have a “last man standing” punch up a la Smackdown.

    Faites vos jeux (ooh, am I allowed to use that word on here?)

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