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Extraordinary times

Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said that “a week was a long time in politics”. If only he’d known what was going to happen in June 2016.  Since the result of the European referendum was announced it seems like total confusion has descended upon the British political system. The Prime Minister resigns, the favourite to replace him decides not to stand after all, someone who said he didn’t have the skills required to be PM announces that he has now discovered them…..

And the shadow cabinet resigns and tells the leader of the opposition they think he’s hopeless and should step down. Him and his mates argue with them and say he’s staying on as leader. He has a rally in Westminster to tell his supporters why he is staying on. Twitter goes crazy.

The leader of UKIP - who had been an MEP for 17 years (presumably accepting a salary and expenses for his trouble)  turns up in Brussels and tells the MEPs they are a set of wasters who have never done a proper job. The bloke behind him holds his head in his hands because he was surgeon before he became an MEP and had previously thought that might count as “a proper job”.

If any of the above is untrue then I apologise but I’m pretty sure it’s factually correct. You really couldn’t make it up. If anything approaching this sort of stuff happened at a school OFSTED would be called in and the phrase Special Measures would be used. I’d like to thank everyone across our academies for ensuring that over the last fortnight we have been a model of organisational good practice. It appears we might be experts. We might be able to help others. But then one of the potential future Prime Ministers said very clearly that he’s had enough of experts so don’t expect contact any time soon. Those without expert skills can continue to run the country.

Here’s hoping that light soon appears in the darkness.

Phil Crompton
CEO