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Ear We Go

by | 19th, November 2004

‘IT is good to see that when the papers talk about schools, they do so in the language of the playground.

‘Kids these days think they have to work for their degree!’

Following Prince Charles’s comments about teaching, Education Secretary Charles Clarke has responded in the Mirror by calling the prince ‘very old-fashioned and out-of-time’.

Chances are that the heir to the throne will take such words as a compliment.

But before he dashes off a letter of thanks, the Mail is of the opinion that they symbolise a Labour-led ‘WAR ON CHARLES’.

If so, the Labour Party has chosen its champion well, since, as the Mirror notes, Clarke’s ears are every bit as up for it as his opponent’s.

This leads to the headline: ‘You’re so wrong, Big Ears SAYS BIG EARS.’ And for the Sun to conjure up the legend: ‘LUGS OF WAR.’

In case you didn’t hear these witty asides the first two times around, the Sun adds: ‘EARS TO YOU, CHARLES AND EARS TO YOU [CLARKE], TOO!’

But if the Cavalier and the Roundhead are going to fight, they should get on with it carpe diem, as it were, since we are all about to die.


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