Politics isn’t life

York Press: . .

I FOUND your picture of the group of political students to the House of Commons and the statement by one of their number quite depressing (The Press, December 7).

I had not realised that political theory is taught as a separate subject in schools.

How many of the children pictured, I wonder, will follow the example of our present party leaders and read philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at university then serve their time as “bag carriers” and “special advisers” to ministers before themselves becoming MPs, well qualified in the dirty business of politics but woefully ignorant of real life.

L Mackenzie, Elmpark View, York.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:38am Fri 13 Dec 13

Firedrake says...

"Politics" has been academic option in many (but not all) secondary schools for as long as I can remember ... which is quite a long time!
"Politics" has been academic option in many (but not all) secondary schools for as long as I can remember ... which is quite a long time! Firedrake

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree