In our piece 10 days ago we referred to the lazy MPs on the Foreign Affairs Select committee who so readily bought into the special pleading of the British Council. Well don’t miss the “Called to Ordure” article on page 8 of the latest edition of Private Eye. The parliamentary committee, as the article says, mainly consists of dyed in the wool FCO supporters who took evidence “from a narrow world of foreign policy veterans” – so naturally they want more of our money for overseas antics as, in the words of the article, “it would be horrendous if the British Council actually had to meet its bills from its language schools”. The lazy, out of touch Westminster parasite club.
“The only people not heard were the poor ruddy taxpayers”.
And so say all of us.