Saturday 12 October 2019

A senior lecturer tweets

I know there are hundreds if not thousands of such foolish things every day but some just catch the attention more than others. 

Here, for example, is a tweet about tomorrow's Marr show line-up (Nicola Sturgeon, Priti Patel, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Meera Syal, Kate Proctor of the Guardian, Rachel Watson of the Scottish Daily Mail and the BBC's Sarah Smith):
To talk to idiots like Priti Patel is a waste of money, time and resources. BBC Politics should not waste its limited resources on disseminating nonsense.
And what kind of person condemns the BBC for interviewing the Home Secretary? Answer:  A Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow.

I really do worry for university students these days.


  1. Make all university profs and teachers working in FE and HE establishments subject to the same rules on involvement in politics as local authority workers and civil servants. I don't see why not. Why should their views be subsidised by our tax?

  2. He's a Czech, teaching Czech studies, and an independent journalist, according to Wiki. But wait, he worked in television, making films for Channel 4 in the 1980s. So imagine the kind of independence to expect.

    Academics are no more or less reliable or rational than anyone else when it comes to political positions and I am quite happy to call him out for the idiocy of that tweet.


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