Angela Richardson MP for Guildford & Villages – Nothing. Jeremy Hunt MP for South West Surrey – Zilch!
Lots on Twitter from Our Jeremy about getting out and about on his bike from his Pimlico flat to Parliament – and there we were thinking they were in recess. But Zero from Angela! Except of course yet another Twitter congratulating someone, somewhere, anyone for achieving… anything!
With many thousands of young people in our borough wringing their hands in despair as they have watched their A-level exam scores downgraded, our GCSE hopefulls await their fate. Will they or won’t they receive their results on Thursday? Will another shedload of our young people’s hopes, aspirations and years of work be flushed down the nearest drain?
Guildford and Cranleigh’s MP Angela Richardson must have something to say on the subject surely – her boss Education Secretary Gavin Richardson is presiding over a system that has produced hundreds of thousands of unfair and inexplicable downgrades. Isn’t she working, or on holiday, from a department that has presided over the most shameful chapter in Education history? Surely she must have something meaninful and of value to say?
She regularly congratulates anyone and everyone – perhaps the time has come to say something meaningful to the young people whose lives have been turned upside down and inside out? Perhaps both she and Jeremy should study the picture above? Because the exam car crash has plumbed new depths of utter incompetence and this desperately cruel blow dealt to her constituents and their families will never be forgotten. It beggars belief that our MP’s who used every opportunity to gain our votes just a short time ago, are currently nowhere to be seen or heard. It really does beggar belief!
Perhaps our borough MP’s should take a leaf out of Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish book and if nothing else, at least apologise?