January 16th, 2014

Laws: Teaching Pilgrims Crackdown

The Department for Education have cracked down on taxpayer funded pilgrims. Launching new guidance for schools, David Laws has declared that “no teacher funded by the taxpayer should work full time on union work” and “the Department for Education expects all trade union representatives to spend the majority of their working hours carrying out their school-based jobs”. “We believe that it should be possible for local union representatives to fulfil their main union duties in one day a week or less”. Gold star.


  1. 1
    The nasty party says:

    expects all trade union representatives to spend the majority of their working hours carrying out their school-based jobs.

    Not sure it would be wise to let them do that either. Unless it’s just cleaning the bogs.


    • 6
      Pob says:

      it’s almost like Gove is annoyed that he thinks he is better at something than the people actually qualified to do the job and is throwing his toys out the pram.


      • 15
        Paniagua V5.1 says:

        OMG are you referring to the lazy arsed venal fooking teachers here when you talk about ‘actually qualified’?

        Make your fucking leftie hivemind up. Next you’ll be moaning about none/under qualified teachers.


      • 18
        The public says:

        You hate him. Because he doesn’t give a shit about the teaching unions.
        But we like Gove. Because he doesn’t give a shit about the teaching unions.


        • 42
          A NUT case says:

          All very positive policy-wise, but just how exactly do they propose to implement and enforce it?


        • 44
          Just Saying. says:

          Guidance without enforcement.
          This activity will simply go underground. For years students have been complaining that teachers and lecturers are not available to them.


        • 62
          Graham says:

          Gove is doing his best to reverse the damage done by 13 years of the shit-brained arseholes under Blair and Brown. Those bastards should have been put in front of a firing squad or hanged on piano wire.


          • UK Fred says:

            Wearing my hat as an employer, I will not consider employing anyoneunder 35who was educated in state sector schools. I need people who arenumerate, not twits who think that 1/6 expressed asapercentage is 60%


      • 46
        Gail Forswynds says:

        It’s because they AREN’T doing their job and instead are taking the money and larking about on union jollies.

        Lefty dimwit.


    • 68
      broderick crawford says:

      NO !! .. not gold star at all .

      Note the weasel words peppering the Department s announcement :

      GUIDANCE not ruling

      no teacher SHOULD not Will

      the Departments EXPECTS not mandates

      and the final wimp out :

      “We BELIEVE that it should be POSSIBLE not We RULE that it be OBLIGATORY….

      Not worth the oaper … etc


  2. 2
    twat with a nose job says:

    coth of living cwisis…oh perhaps we thould change that its better to go withh plan b


  3. 3
    Laurie Penny says:


  4. 4
    Mr Dillon (sociology dept) says:

    I am going to make ’12 years a slave’ compulsory viewing for the children at my school.
    That should make the one remaining white boy in the class feel comfortable.


  5. 5
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Excellent and let’s hope this is enforced ASAP.

    If unions want full-time staff, let unions pay for it.


    • 25
      educwated undeR lABOUR says:

      We will wnthorth thith. Unions will be held tomaccowant under my gobernment

      vote labour you no it makes thense


    • 57
      Gold Star My Ass says:


      The correct amount of taxpayer money being thrown away on this would be zero. Not, as Trougher Laws proposes, 20% of a salary.


  6. 7
    Jacko says:

    There is no question pilgrim activity is corruption pure and simple. It grew particularly under Labour whereby the in effect got taxpayers to fund union activity whilst those same unions then donate money to the Labour Party


  7. 8
    Bob Crow says:

    In sad time like this I remember a great man who brought joy to millions and laughter to many, RIP Saddam Hussein, we still miss you.


  8. 9
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Good. Now what about the rest of the box ticking public sector?

    To be fair the Coagulation Gummint has only been in power since May 2010 #FFS


    • 52
      A lady from the West Indies named 'Maria' says:

      Couldn’t agree more. As an ex-civils servant I and most of my colleagues were sick to the back teeth doing the box ticking bollox instead of trying to get on with the jobs we were being paid for. Camertit has done nothing to get rid of fucking useless “targets”. Now you know why I left and got a real job with a bit of personal responsibility for my performance.


  9. 10
    An old saying in the staffroom says:

    Those who can’t,teach.
    Those who can’t teach become NUT reps.


    • 21
      Point of order says:

      Surely it should be….
      ‘Those who can, do
      Those who can’t, teach
      Those who can’t teach NUT reps’


  10. 11
    Ed Moribund says:

    But ..But…union time, paid by taxpayers, has risen 200,000,000% since 1997!

    its a cost of teaching crisis! Wesign pwime Minister! Wesign!


  11. 12
    Jane Pigrim says:

    This isn’t good news at all.


  12. 13
    twat with a nose job says:

    the bankths will pway theven times over for our commithments

    vote Labour you know it makes thense


  13. 16
    BanUnions says:

    Why not ban all union work being done during office hours?

    Union work isn’t what they are paid for, they should be working FULL TIME at their jobs, doing any union business in their spare time.


  14. 19
    David Laws is a thief. says:

    “David Laws has declared that “no teacher funded by the taxpayer should work full time on union work””

    The taxpayer declares that “no-one who steals £50,000 from the taxpayer should ever work as backbench MP, let alone a government minister. Why is the despicable thief David Laws not in prison, and what in God’s name was our cretinous Prime Minister thinking when he made this thief a minister?”


  15. 23
    Owen Jones - people's poet. says:

    I’ve written a new poem.

    “Why do nice girls hate me…”


    • 32
      The whole thing says:

      I’ve hacked your poem:

      Why do nice girls hate me
      Is it cos I’s gay?
      Is it cos I’m always spouting
      Not knowing what I say?

      Is it cos I’m Sheffield born?
      It’s not like I’m a banker.
      Oh, wait, now I understand it all
      Universally I’m sen as a wanker.


    • 39
      All the nice girls like a sailor says:

      All the nice girls like a candle,
      all the nice girls like a wick,
      there’s something about a candle,
      that reminds them of a prick,
      nice and greasy slips in easy it’s a virgins favourite toy,
      walking up the front with a candle in her c*nt
      beside the seaside beside the sea.


      • 53
        An educated rugby playing lady from the West Indies named 'Maria' says:

        Your final line should be “Ship ahoy, ship ahoy” as in the original (also completes the rhyme with toy).


    • 43
      Ed Slackbladder says:

      Shut up you nauseating adolescent.


  16. 24
    Diane Abbot says:

    Mums will be go the private school for their kids.


    • 36
      Bill Quango MP 7 says:

      Mums will go to the Scarisbrick Hall for their kids


      • 69
        broderick crawford says:

        Diane the Abbott will pose with nowt on at all for her kids .

        (I bet that paid for a year s tuition )


    • 48
      As a fapowell says:

      Hey Di, while you are here, what is your considered view of all your cheating athletes being caught drugged up to the ears? Will you tell them to give all those medals back? Are there any honest Jamaicans anywhere in the world? Must run..


    • 50
      CSA payments overdue by 18 years says:

      Black men will jump over walls to get away from their kids.


  17. 26
    No more faith in ye than in a stewed prune, as the Bard wrote says:

    The LibDem who claimed £40,000
    David Laws of this great land
    Is now a Minister, this is no joke,
    Ain’t things in the UK grand?

    He wasn’t prosecuted like you or I
    He just returned the moolah
    Such an ethical, upright, honest man
    To now have as a ruler.

    Like so many in this Commons now
    Fiddlers and thieves, and how!
    MP’s have little authority in my book
    To stand in judgement now.


    • 28
      David Laws says:

      Now I am a Poacher turned Ga… errr Ministerial Poacher


    • 54
      An educated rugby playing lady from the West Indies named 'Maria' says:

      Messrs Gilbert and Sullivan wrote something criminals about being condemned to ride for ever on parliamentary trains, but I don’t thing the gravy train was the one they had in mind


      • 55
        An educated rugby playing lady from the West Indies named 'Maria' says:

        I cannot understand why mention of those two brilliant old comedy writers always gets the modbot in a fizz.

        2 nineteenth century operetta writers wrote something criminals about being condemned to ride for ever on parliamentary trains, but I don’t thing the gravy train was the one they had in mind


  18. 33
    Anon. says:

    Stupid women :roll:


  19. 35
    majorfrustration says:

    Sounds good but will it be implemented


    • 40
      Yvette Balls says:

      You know what else sounds good? An all black police force.


      • 51
        A lady from the West Indies named 'Maria' says:

        .. and all as straight and honest as that Ali Dizzywhatsisname is/was? Leaves lots of opportunities for b*ackmail though, I suppose, or is that really for the Royal mail?


  20. 58
    Graham says:

    About time that the Unions paid Pilgrims. None should be paid by taxpayers. Or Miliband morons could pay them. Time to call a halt to this nonsense. Has Cameron got any balls ?


  21. 59
    askerratt says:

    Shame he showed do liitle integrity when stealing taxpayers money

    Sent from Samsung Mobile


  22. 60
    Graham says:

    Anyone wanting to be a Union representative should be paid by the Union concerned and not by taxpayers. McCluskey and his other scumbags should pick up the bill. Sort it out Cameron.


  23. 64
    A Maimed Badger says:

    In Poland, a Country with a higher Education Standard then ours, the Teachers now have to work an extra 2 hours a week with out pay, for free… here we are paying Teachers, for NOT Teaching and have lower standards of Education… something wrong somewhere


  24. 66
  25. 67
    Message in a sock says:

    This a throwaway comment.


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