French letters

Posted by @ 12:35 pm on Thursday 31st January, 2013.

Recipe for Disaster



  • 3 x Science
  • 2 or 3 x Maths
  • 2 x English
  • 2 x Humanities
  • 1 x language
  • 1 x sprinkling of Computing



  • Take one meddling politician who won't listen to reason
  • Give that politician the authority to tinker and meddle with the ingredients
  • Ensure that the politician gets everything really mixed up
  • Half-bake the mix until it all goes tits-up
  • Give the creation a fancy French name that many kids won't be able to spell anyway
  • Feed it to many thousands of schoolkids
  • Wash your hands of all responsibility
  • Reassign the politician at the next Cabinet reshuffle
  • Let the next Government clear up the mess


Well done, you've just concocted the EBC, an inbred version of the EBacc.

It doesn't look very good, does it? I imagine it'll taste bitter with a hint of merde.


Where's the landlord when you need him? He wouldn't stand for all that foreign-sounding rubbish.

If he ever stood for election to Parliament, he'd get my vote  🙂 


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5 Responses to “French letters”

  1. BG! says:

    Sorry, Alan, I have to disagree.

    The Pub Landlord would be perfect as PM but Al Murray wouldn't - according to Mark Monahan of The Daily Telegraph, "... Murray is in fact a staunch, rather high-born Europhile with an MA in modern history..."

    I suppose it depends on your take on how divided the united Europe really is.

  2. AlanR says:

    I can't say that i am against European culture or peoples or food and drink. I am not a fan of the political EU. He {Al} certainly is a clever guy who i can actually listen to. If we turn the Houses of Parliament into an official pub then he would be an ideal PM. With Jeremy Clarkson as Minister of Transport and Ken Dodd as Chancellor of the Exchequer. I'd like to find a place for Lord Coe in the new government. Locked up in the dungeons.

  3. BG! says:

    Sounds like a plan, Alan. How about Johnny Ball in charge of Education and Hugh Fearnley-Whittlingstick running DEFRA?

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