Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Libraries – and an MP who claimed £74,000 of tax-payers money on expenses – told the Druid’s Loom today, that the closure of libraries is not all “Doom and Gloom”.
Useful Political Tools
“Stupid, poor and illiterate people are actually really useful political tools”, he muttered between pursed lips. “They misunderstand policy, don’t read the fine details, and they are easy to rouse into a rabble – plus we can pay them less and cut their benefits and they don’t really notice.”
He went on to explain how sometimes a well education population can be a real nuisance for a Government.
“Well-read and well-educated people can be a right pain in the arse,” he snarled. “They go on stuff like Facebook and Twitter and partake in rational and logical arguments against our policies. This Government is committed to creating a vast un-educated underclass through our destructive educational and social reforms.”
The number of libraries in the UK has fallen over the past five years and opening times for those remaining have been reduced due to huge staff cuts.
“We did try to get volunteers to do the sacked librarians jobs.” Mr Vaizey explained “However it seems even the terminally stupid wont work for nothing.”