Thought leadership, MAS and the Nanny State

We hear that the Department of ‘Educashun’ has just published a guide to help parents know what to expect during their child’s first five years in UKplc.

It focuses on the seven areas of statutory Early Years Foundation Stages, namely: personal social and emotional development; physical development; literacy, communication and language; mathematics; understanding the world; expressive arts and design.

It is good to know that the well trodden path to assuming total idiocy on behalf of the public has moved on from the workings of the MAS where millions of pounds had been thrown at something that was not fit for purpose and poorly thought out.

The Minister for Education and Childcare Sam Gyimah MP, launching the guide said it would offer parents ‘valuable peace of mind’.

This guide really nails those top tips (never heard of until now) that playing clapping games and telling bedtime stories helps your children no end with their ‘learnings’.

And amazingly we learn that the Nanny state’s top tip is to play ‘peek-a-boo’ with your baby.

Far be it from me to get political at this time of year, but anyone voting for a politician who actually believes such a vital and newly discovered ‘must have’  expensive guide should be commissioned and published should not ask for your vote for another term in office, or perhaps ever again.

With idiots like this as an MP, is it any wonder our current poll asking (as at 14.30 on the 16th March) “Has your local MP been good for you and your local business community” is seeing such appalling ‘outcomes’?



I think the time has come to produce a guide for MP’s dealing with matters like understanding common sense when it sits on your face, personal responsibility, caveat emptor, mummy does know best, granny knows better, why you should not swear at your constituants, ….. the list could simply be endless.

Anyone fancy a go?

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Companies suffer when they don’t get out an visit customers. Bosses become so far from the customer that they start making decisions that seem absurd to the man on the street. One of the reasons left “big corporate” was that once I became the boss I found myself further from the customer than ever in May career. It didn’t feel good.

Similarly politicians have become so far removed from the reality of life that they spend their careers making absurd decisions.

Even when they do appear in public they are surrounded by security guards who wisk them away when they get asked a tricky question.

Politicians and big business bosses should make it a habit to get in front of groups of people and listen to their raw feedback.