Academics Think that People Like Us are “Vermin” By Richard Miller

     Academics have a low opinion of us, and we should likewise reciprocate the feeling:
  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/cardiff-university-students-conservatives-tory-general-election-a9248701.html

“Cardiff University lecturers have been criticised by students for suggesting people who vote Conservative are “vermin” and lack a “social conscience”. The Cardiff University Conservative Association, a student society, has spoken out against the comments by academics, saying is a “real shame” to see young Conservatives being “attacked” by senior lecturers. The students are calling on the university to ensure classes are taught in an “impartial manner”. It comes after Dr Andy Williams, senior lecturer at the university's school of journalism, media and culture came under fire for branding Conservative voters “vermin” after the general election. Dr Williams referred to polling data suggesting that men and older voters were more likely to back Conservatives. He tweeted: “British men & boomers [are] statistically more likely to be vermin than women & the young.”

     Yes, the feeling is mutual, and I can hardly wait until the universities are closed down, as many of your writers champion, and academics become unemployed, then get real world jobs, like digging ditches, or cleaning up dog poo off the streets.

 

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