BACKBENCH RUFFIANS, Madchester, Wednesday (NNN) — MP Graham Stringer has claimed that dyslexia “does not exist” and is merely a “cruel fiction” to cover up poor teaching.
“I am not, for one minute, implying that all functionally illiterate people take drugs and engage in illegal activities,” he said, “but the value of stringing ’em all up would be remarkable. To this end, I am moving to have dyslexia declared a criminal offence under anti-terror legislation.
“Also, we’re going to do something about those laggards taking up hospital beds and the evil scum criminally claiming disability, not to mention the layabouts and parasites claiming they should get a State pension just because they’ve ‘retired.’
“Synthetic Phonics™ will cure everything! It will simultaneously let the children pass tests and yet be so bored silly by deciphering words as if they’re coded messages that they’ll stick to The Sun and cause us much less trouble in the future.”
Synthetic Phonics was famously tested in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland on a small selected group of bright students of the sort who would learn to read off cereal packets and road signs given half a chance. “That it failed when tested on thickos is obviously due to PFI. That’s my backbench ‘rebel’ cred, by the way.”
He says the dyslexia industry should be “abolished. Next they’ll be advocating ‘genes’ and the ‘germ theory’ and ‘evolution.’ They should be convicted of war crimes in The Hague and sentenced to death, with the psychiatrists. I also have this excellent selection of reading comprehension texts by the noted educationalist and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. Have you heard of him?”
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4 thoughts on “Minister rubbishes dyslexia to get headlines”
I was blackly amused by this idiot’s apparent belief that dyslexic symptoms instantly vanish when synthetic phonics is introduced. This is most definitely not the case (although synthetic phonics rock: there’s no cause so good you won’t find an utter ignoramus backing it).
I think you should have been able to get some nice antivax hysteria in there too. Little-known fact: dyslexia is caused by the mercury used in the false teeth from which MMR vaccines are made!
lol oh no stay away from the Hubbard books! That stuff is pricey!
I have it on good authorty that Graham Stringer (should that be stringUP) MP is a kind and sensitive human being, with a fondness for animals and wildlife. He is kind to children and always helps them across the road. His vigilance is alarming to the extent that all the older people of his constituency have his phone number, so they can call him when it’s time for their incontinence pads to be changed. Lovely fella, should be PM ;0)
@Nix – Little-known fact: dyslexia is caused by the mercury used in the false teeth from which MMR vaccines are made!
:) Well you learn something new every day.