You don't need the paper to tell you all the news
If you stand by the reds or you're true to the blues
Lift up your eyes instead of looking down at your shoes
You might see what a state we're in
And I'm alright Jack - pull up the ladder
Alright Jack - I'm safe on the wall
Alright Jack - and if you climb just a little bit higher
But the higher you climb the further you fall
Our lords and masters are playing politics again. The Education Secretary is singing the praises of teachers - he looks more and more like Kaa the snake from Disney's The Jungle Book every day. I know which one I'd rather trust.
Yes, they're gearing up for an election next year. They're all at each other's throats, sharpening their knives and stabbing each other in the back. As always, we're the ones who'll suffer. This time, though, we have Mr Farage and his band of dangerous clowns to worry about too. Today's news about the Thatcher government being involved in the Amritsar massacre in 1984 could be very awkward for the Tories. 430,000 Sikh voters upset. There are approximately the same number of teachers in the UK (2011 figures - the latest from the government) too. Hmm . . . I suppose we live in interesting times after all.
Isn't that an supposed to be ancient Chinese curse? Although according to Wikipedia it should actually be: It's better to be a dog in a peaceful time than a man in a chaotic period.
Still, at least the sun's been shining for a few days so it can't be all bad. What's that Sweep?