From the Twittersphere

2nd December 2011 at 00:00

King James Bible plans take a bashing

Last week, TES revealed that Downing Street was planning to send every school a copy of the King James Bible - featuring a short foreword by education secretary Michael Gove ("Mr Cameron's big Bible plan attracts unchristian feeling"). Former deputy prime minister John Prescott then started a hashtag on Twitter, #GodIsGove, which attracted thousands of responses ...

Blessed are the freeschoolmakers: for they shall be called the children of Gove.


And Gove gave unto 20,000 schools a bible that cost #163;10 a piece and the taxpayer wasted #163;200,000 on a vanity project.


And God said, "Why have you eaten from the forbidden tree?" And Adam said, "We inherited this fruit from the Labour government."


And Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt, which Gove did putteth in school dinners and lo Jamie Oliver was displeased.


And Gove saith unto the Christianites, "Build many Arks so that the children may learn my knowledge." Lo a chain of Arks appeared.


It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a poor student to enter higher education.


And lo Gove said unto the children, "I shall cancel BSF and EMA but give you a bible to pray for a job."


Blessed are the private schools for they shall retain charity status.


And on the seventh day he would have liked to have rested, but the government had opted out of the working time directive.


And the lame were made to walk and the blind to see - well, according to the new assessments ...


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