Bloody Students

By london_euan Last edited 164 months ago
Bloody Students

truant.jpgThe latest government figures on truancy were released today and it was bad news for London as the capital had the highest rate in the country, although this is probably good news for any retailer with a lax policy on selling cigarettes to kids.

Given the appalling grammar and crimes against punctuation seen on many internet forums it should come as no surprise that the average student in some London boroughs misses 10 to 11 days of lessons a year.

Since Labour came to power the figures have gotten worse, with only their policy of Police sweeps of shopping malls making any impact and "On any given day, up to 15,000 of London's one million primary and secondary school pupils are missing from lessons."

The Conservatives believe this is down to the fact that kids are bored at school and until this root cause is tackled things won't improve, so we can expect a new Tory education policy based around celebrity gossip, and football, delivered by their official spokesperson, that creepy blue frog thing from the "ninnnng ninnng ninnng" ringtone advert.

Last Updated 04 February 2005