In response to Chris McGovern: Marxism plus crass stupidity equals Adonis, mudlark1 wrote:
Lord Adonis has never stood for election in this country and yet is one of the many apparatchiks (Shami, Mandelson, Lord Falconer, to name just a few) who occupy a pivotal position in British politics. Besides meddling in education, he is also Chairman of the Infrastructure Commission and has spent much of the last seven years pushing his pet project, HS2 (the Brexit bill will be well below the cost of that white elephant).
During his political career (financed by the UK taxpayer) he has see-sawed between the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party, as well as working for George Osborne – one might suggest it’s in order to enhance his career opportunities but that would be terribly cynical. While giving us the benefit of his superior wisdom on education policy, he’s also found time to dash off to Brussels with his pals Ken and Nick in a bid to stop Brexit. Obviously, the poor man must be exhausted from all his exertions on our behalf so perhaps that explains his absurd notion of a 25 per cent levy on private education. A lack of common sense can destroy even the finest of intellects. Here’s hoping!