Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Everything he touched turned to dross

John Major has suddenly come over all pro-immigration:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11027798/Sir-John-Major-Immigrants-are-grafters-and-natural-Conservatives.html

Before everyone starts applauding him for his liberal sensitivities, let us not forget that this is the man who mucked up higher education in the United Kingdom.

It was under John Major's government that Polytechnics "became" Universities.

The result was massive inflation in academic snobbery, with nonsense courses like Media Studies replacing practical courses like Engineering.

Therefore we have an over-supply of second rate arts graduates (second rate because the polytechnics never really became universities, despite the change of name and the introduction of port into the newly-created Senior Common Rooms), and a chronic under-supply of graduates with practical skills.

Thus the clamour from employers for immigrants with the vocational skills we have stopped teaching to young people.

John Major when Prime Minister was a reverse King Midas - everything he touched turned to dross.
 

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