Gentle words of wisdom

25th May 2001 at 01:00
Meanwhile, on the loonier fringes of politics, Captain Beany from the planet Beanus, leader of the New Millennium Bean Party, was full of calm reflection when we contacted him during our review of the education manifestos of the election's smaller players.

Some might say that his thoughts on education were a model of sanity compared to the notions of the bigger political parties.

"I think the children re too stressed out by exams at the moment," mused the candidate for Aberavon, current world record holder for baked-bean bathing. "Their world should be full of happiness. We should tell people not to be too stressed. Take life calmly and get some relief with a tin of baked beans." He added that he would be sending a stress-relieving tin to a Mr Norris at Conservative party central office posthaste.

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