Friday, June 22, 2012

Francis Gilbert

Here's Francis Gilbert losing it on BBC news in a debate with Toby Young:

Francis is a well known education commenter and unlike me, is very knowledgeable on the subject. He is very left wing (which is presumably why he sent his son to a private school). He is probably not my greatest fan, once describing my book as 'vituperative' when we were interviewed together.

I thanked him profusely, not having any idea what the word meant.

I shouldn't be nasty about him as he means well, but the video is quite funny.


Custom Essay said...

indeed, the video is a little funny and francis is a great guy!

Paul said...

I sometimes wonder if there are two Gilberts. I have three of his books ; two detail his life in teaching, the third is about yobbery.

Whilst stylistically different to your book, the content isn't actually that different !

Boy on a bike said...

Does that idiot realise that Lee Kuan Yew and the PAP started out as committed socialists?

Anonymous said...

'I shouldn't be nasty about him as he means well'

And the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

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