"An educated people can be easily governed."
Frederick the Great
Apropos the preceding post on one aspect of our education system and the demise thereof, a commenter has hit the nail on the head, whilst also enlightening us as to why bureaucrats are so damn inefficient.
"As an aside, another incident that I recall explains much of our problems as a country today. During our career options 'talk' one person asked what should people do if they failed their 'A' Levels. I have never forgotten the answer. "Well, unless you want to work in a factory or dig holes for a living there are only two choices, teaching or the civil service."Bearing in mind the quotation above, the long term political master plan now becomes clear...............