The Speaker of the House, John Bercow – of whom most of us have a rather low opinion – invited a load of kids to the House to debate the EU. The 100 children aged between seven and 14 were joined in their debate by David Campbell Bannerman, a Conservative member of the European Parliament, and Lucy Thomas, deputy director of Britain Stronger in Europe, who took questions after the debate.
Needless to say the Leave campaign were not represented so unsurprisingly they voted 74% in favour of remaining. They were then paraded all over the national news and the press before being sent home to badger their parents. Not being funny, but I really wouldn’t expect my 8 year old grandson to debate the EU with me or to really understand the issues involved – so apart from the obvious snide publicity, what exactly was the bloody point?
Then just when you think it couldn’t get worse, it did because Sky News joined in by inviting a couple of the kids to the studio to tell us what they think. Given that they’d already been brainwashed by Bercow and Co it’s hardly surprising they said they wanted to stay in the EU is it?
But the piece-de-resistance for me was when the little lad was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. Engine driver? Brain surgeon? Pop superstar? Rich and Famous? No. None of the above. He wants to be a charity worker.
When asked why, he explained that it was because he wanted to help all the poor migrants come to Britain so they could have a better life.
I fucking despair…