Friday, September 08, 2006

Robbie Williams is not an educational aid

Good news, we suppose, for children from Leeds - whereas normally it takes Kenneth Baker's bungling of teacher-employer relations or a day of heavy snow to get a mid-term day off, eleven schools are being closed due to poor planning of Robbie Williams' Leeds gigs. The local council has more or less decided that it can't be arsed to make sure residents are able to go about their lives and so have effectively told people to lock themselves in their houses until it's all gone away.

Denetta Copeland, whose two children are pupils at Moor Allerton Hall Primary School, said the closure would cause many knock-on effects for parents.

She said: "It is going to cause an outward spiral; it is affecting schools, which is affecting parents, which is affecting the workforce, which is affecting other people who are now being brought in to do the childcare, or the picking up from school.

"He is only Robbie Williams, he is not bigger than education."

Williams denies this, although he did have to admit that education does a bit better than he does in the Americas.

1 comment:

Spence said...

Speaking as a Leeds resident, I plan to spend the entire weekend shut away at home to avoid the teeming masses of stupid housewives on their way to Roundhay Park.

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