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.

@cllr_robbins

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.

@johnprescott

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

@mattedbrooke

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

@MatofKilburnia

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

@jame54

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

@thethirdestate

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

@johnprescott

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

@dukkhaboy

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

@politic_animal

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

@lethandrel

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