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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alistair Darwin evolves into a boss of something!

I remember in the sixties that there were some people who apparently did not know who the prime minister was. They knew Mike Yarwood, but for some reason Harold Wilson's name eluded them. I never really believed that. I've always thought into was a publicity stunt to make opinion pollsters look good.

These people quizzed were adults. It's not generally expected that children should know of everyone in government, let alone Gordon Brown. But I suspect the vast majority do, because of the remarks they hear about him! Should Alistair Darling be known and should he be famous? A group of six pupils, all aged nine, from Cedarwood Primary School at Kesgrave, near Ipswich, were quizzed by the BBC about money matters. This was what they thought about the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Does anybody know who the chancellor is?

E: What's the chancellor?
B: Is he the boss of the banks?
V: He is something to do with money, and the President's friend.
E: Is he...
V: ...or she...
E: ...In charge of all the banks?
Rep: He's called Alistair Darling, have you heard of him?
E: If it was Darwin then I have heard of him - he's a famous scientist.

Edward posed a good question about him being the boss of the banks. No more boss than Top Cat was of his disperate (or desperate?) group of feline felons! Gordon Brown has been as useful as Officer Dibble when it came to ascertaining the facts. Alistair Darwin is much nearer the truth. A mad scientist that let the banks grow out of control with terrible consequences.

Out of the mouths of babes......


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