Tuesday, 3 November 2009

the awful truth

that you can't reveal to the ears of youth

a prize for the first to say where that line comes from and to give me the next line

I was referring though to Mr Salter's "campaign" he puffs here. He says he has been campaigning since 2004 for the Youth Parliament to sit in the Commons Chamber. Maybe, though he doesn't say what he has actually done. Anyway, it is now going to happen, and a jolly good thing too, say I. Mr S. says that not only should they debate in Parliament, but that Parliament should listen. Except that he, er, isn't going to. He won't be there. And far from listening, he is meeting one of the Youth Parliament's leading lights beforehand to tell him or her what to say. Oh dear. How wrong can you get it?

Oh and I have changed my mind. To save you Googling the line, the next one is:

Except to say it isn't worth a damn

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid the practice - rather than the idea, of the Youth Parliament is very irritating.
Locally and, it seems, at Westminster, they stick doggedly to the old chestnuts: entertainment/activities for young people/tuition fees/free transport for young people .

Does a magic light flash at, say 26 and then programme them onto showing an interest in other issues?

And local papers always call them 'Youth MPs' which is excruciating because they are not and it is yet another example of the fact that people don't know what the job of an MP is.

Jonny said...

I believe it is Mr Cohen. Last Orders or Closing Time or something like that?

jane said...

Mr Cohen it is. Closing Time. And the men they dance on the polka dots...