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Tough sh*t Sajid Javid, my latest book “THE GREAT UNIVERSITY CON” and Cressida D*ck

(Blog for week from 30th July to 5th August)

Tough sh*t Sajid Javid

Wonderful news – British justice has actually been done and Tommy Robinson has been freed. Moreover, the Court of Appeal found that:

* Tommy should not have been put on trial that same day
* Tommy’s lawyer did not have proper time to prepare his case
* the judge in Leeds never clearly presented what Tommy had allegedly done wrong
* the judge did not watch the entire video of Tommy, that supposedly was proof of his contempt
* the judge did not follow the criminal procedure rules
* the sentence was disproportionate; and
* Tommy’s treatment in prison was inappropriate

Basically, the whole court case and sentencing of Enemy of the State, Tommy Robinson, was an Establishment stitch up which broke British law and was more like something we would expect from Mugabe’s Zimbabwe than once great Britain.

Oh dear Sajid Javid. It seems that your cunning plan to silence someone who dared mention the fact that many child rapist gangs are, like yourself, of Pakistani Moozerlum background has backfired. I imagine you and the rest of the Establishment were rather hoping that, like Kevin Crehan, Tommy Robinson would mysteriously die in prison and then soon be forgotten. Well, that didn’t happen. Though no doubt Mr Javid and the Establishment will have a new plan for silencing Mr Robinson.

My latest book

Now comes the big test – how much do readers value my modest contributions to human knowledge?

My latest book “THE GREAT UNIVERSITY CON” has just been published. You can buy it on amazon.co.uk for a mere £7.99 paperback (£2.99 Kindle ebook) by clicking on the “buy at amazon” just under the thumbnail of the front cover to your right.

About 30 years ago, around 770,000 people (1 in 6 school-leavers) attended a university or polytechnic. Now there are over 2.3 million students in Higher Education (about half of school-leavers).

For the last 30 years we’ve been told that ‘the more people go to Uni, the better off we’ll all be’.

But is this true? Has the huge growth in the number of people going to Uni – the Great University Expansion – really been the success the politicians and universities would have us believe?

After all, what’s the point of having a degree if one in every two people has one? And why get a degree if only a small minority of university graduates – on some courses less than 1 in 10 – will find graduate jobs, especially if many graduates leave Uni with debts of up to £60,000?

In “THE GREAT UNIVERSITY CON” we expose the truth behind the massive expansion of Britain’s university sector:
• pressure on school-leavers to get to Uni whether they are likely to benefit or not
• schools gaming the system to send as many pupils to Uni as possible
• universities lowering entrance standards to fill up their ever-increasing numbers of courses
• dumbing down of university courses
• falling academic standards as lecturers no longer have time to deal with increasing numbers of students
• universities avoiding failing anyone, however poor their work, as they’ve paid so much for their degrees
• graduates with unrepayable debts which will have to be picked up by taxpayers
• a massive oversupply of graduates compared to available job opportunities
• a university sector that has become huge, bureaucratic and self-serving and which is too often a burden on, rather than a benefit to, the country.

A university degree will be the second most expensive thing most people will now buy. But is it still worth it? Or are today’s students the victims of a massive cynical mis-selling scandal by politicians and universities, that will not get them the graduate jobs they have been promised, but still leave them with a lifetime of debt?

I imagine all my readers will know people at university or planning to go to university. Or else they’ll know families whose children are at or hoping to go to Uni. So, why not buy a copy of “THE GREAT UNIVERSITY CON”? You all know someone who really should read it!

Cressida – we love you

And now for something completely different – here’s my personal tribute to the incredible superwoman and big boss of the London Met Police, Cressida Dick, that I wrote and had someone produce for me. Enjoy:

 

8 comments to Tough sh*t Sajid Javid, my latest book “THE GREAT UNIVERSITY CON” and Cressida D*ck

  • Alan Thorpe

    The rot set in when universities became unis.

  • chris

    Its a con if you’re stupid and get a degree in subject which is not vocational. How about some more cons. The great New Car con which sucks you in to permamently renting overpriced new cars; or, the Great Interest only mortgage by which you pay for your house twice.

  • Stillreading

    Well, I’ve already bought your book and so far, although I am only into the first few pages, you are saying absolutely everything which I and also family members who are themselves teachers have been saying for some time. Due to the dumbing down of first degrees, with the exception of the few acknowledged elite universities, in order to demonstrate ability it’s necessary to have a post-degree qualification – MSc or MA at least. Hundreds of thousands of recent graduates in so-called “Arts” subject are virtually unemployable and will never earn sufficient to pay back their tuition loans, so the relatively few with degrees worth having (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, mathematics, engineering, the sciences) will end up being taxed out of existence to pay off the loans of the rest. Even a top degree in Classics doesn’t seem to get you far these days. So few secondary schools timetable Latin or Greek that there’s little call for classics teachers. I know – I have a friend of many years’ experience who has had to go abroad to find a full time teaching post. The UK is going downhill exponentially in every way – socially, educationally, as regards crime prevention and detection and manufacturing. The lowest common denominator rules.

  • Michael Wood

    I have been reading David’s page for sometime and have just bought the book. Very well written so far as I have only just started. Good, plain English and the first of his that
    I have read. Encourages one to try others!

  • Stillreading

    Love the video David. However, on a personal note, failure to detect and prosecute is not always the fault of the Police. I have very recently experienced a significant (for me) break in and theft from property away from home. I don’t want to be more specific because I don’t particularly wish to be identified. Officers from Surrey Constabulary were magnificent. SOCOs attended the scene within half an hour of the theft being reported (which was as soon as I discovered it) and a uniformed Officer came later to discuss it with me. There was nothing they could practically do, since they and I know without any doubt that the crime was committed by those universal friends of everyone, “travellers”, who had moved into the area 210 days before, occupied and polluted the village green and cricket pitch with their disgusting rubbish (and worse!)then had, after all the essential eviction orders had been generated and served, departed to create mayhem elsewhere. The Police are not always to blame for crime going undetected. Criminals have their “‘uman rights” you see! I asked why the undoubted thieves (others in the area had suffered far worse than had I) were not pursued and their caravans and motorhomes searched. It was explained to me that without very clear cause to suspect a specific individual, this was impossible legally, much as the police would like to do so. The fact is that the Law is now skewed in favour of the criminal. I am no fan of Cressida Dick, but the entire atmosphere of the UK now facilitates crime.

  • Stillreading

    Should of course have said “travellers” moved in TEN days previously! The three out of four of my adult children who live in England’s capital have suffered burglaries over the years, two of them more than one. My son awoke during the night to hear them downstairs. In no case was the stolen property recovered or the thieves apprehended. I suffered the theft of a valuable motor vehicle eleven years ago and all the information I ever received was that it had been seen by a “number recognition device” – aka camera – heading for one of the Channel ports some 12 hours after I had reported the theft. It was never seen again. When I was a youngster – some 60 years ago – I and my friends could cycle to the nearest town, leave our bikes propped against a wall by the bus station, take a cheap bus ride to the nearest dance hall, have a great evening, and be bussed back well after midnight in every expectation of finding our bikes where we had left them. But then, we didn’t enjoy the delights of a multi-cultural society, neither were criminals given preferential treatment over the law-abiding. Oh well! All in the name of Progress I suppose!

  • Salutations

    I too will be purchasing your book but the other half waits until he has a list before he orders, rest assured your book is on that list.

  • MARK

    What have done to ourselves?

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