The radio phone-in has long been the favoured habitat of the bar room politician, and this morning on Radio London I heard a suggestion so utterly bad that it was almost a work of genius.
In a debate about the widespread school closures, one caller suggested “teachers should just go to their local school”. He suggested it was only a lack of common sense and inability to “bend the rules a little” that prevented this. Because, as everyone knows, it’s pretty simple to just turn up and teach a group of kids you haven’t seen before with no preparation. And everyone would be perfectly happy if strangers just bowled up at a school to teach their kids.
I worry, I really do.