Rod Liddle

Moaty Fans v Zenna Atkins Penalty Shootout

Moaty Fans v Zenna Atkins Penalty Shootout
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Just a quick one: who do you think is the more truly fucking stupid, the legions of thick Geordies who have signed the Facebook campaign claiming that Raoul Moat was a “legend”, or the outgoing chair of Ofsted Zenna Atkins, who said that it was good for schools to have incompetent or useless teachers because it taught kids how to deal with incompetent adults? I’ve written about “Moaty” (© Paul Gascoigne) in the mag this week; suffice to say 18,000 imbeciles have joined the campaign to commemorate His Life and Works, firing off illiterate comments about “the filth” and “the pigs” and the “system”. But then there’s Zenna – who managed to achieve a magnificent one o level whilst at school, incidentally – saying that schools should reflect society and that meant having inadequates teaching children, because there are plenty of inadequates in society. She has since, disingenuously, rowed back a little from this position, but has not denied having said it in the first place. So Zenna v the Raoul Posse – who is the more stupid? Over to you.