‘Tories are over-educated and under-learned’ says Corbyn, laughing off Martin Amis jibe

Despite having called the Leader of the Labour party “slow-minded”, Martin Amis doesn’t even get the trademark Jeremy Corbyn side-eye. He just gets a bemused shake of the head.

Last week, the literary giant with a first-class degree from Oxford University called the opposition leader with two Es at A-level “undereducated”.

Now, at an event at Leeds University, Corbyn hits back at a Tory front bench who went to Eton and Oxford. “They are over-educated and under-learned,” he says.

“I just find it wholly bizarre that you could judge somebody by the exams they passed in 1967.

“A friend of mine rang to say I always thought you got a ‘C’ and an ‘E’, Jeremy. And I said, ‘well, does it make any difference’? And they said, ‘of course not’.”

Neither Nye Bevan, founder of the NHS, or wartime leader Winston Churchill did well at school.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn says ‘Tories are over-educated and under-learned’ as he laughs off Martin Amis jibe – Mirror Online

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6 thoughts on “‘Tories are over-educated and under-learned’ says Corbyn, laughing off Martin Amis jibe

  1. David Bacon

    Amazing how this bunch of Oxbridge Etonians can make such awful decisions. And it’s not just Oxbridge, Osborne went to another ‘distinguished’ public school. Eton’s and the other contribution of the other ‘great’ public schools has been to provide us with a government with no heart and not much head either. I think it’s also significant that among the more human polits, of whom few remain, the war was a defining experience: the likes of MacMillan and Heath at least knew what ordinary Britons were like. The modern tory is clueless about people living in council houses and having 7.30 to 5.30 jobs or having to stretch meagre pay over a week.

  2. NMac

    Tories are good at sneering insults, but generally speaking they become extremely angry when the victim retaliates. A form of bullying.

    1. fathomie

      They are indeed, and you are correct, they don’t like the ‘riff raff’ ‘talking back to them’. I have first hand experience of this. The college I went to, was, and I only found out after I’d signed up, the ‘dumping ground’; for parents tired of sumping up for their half witted offspring, and leaving it up to the tax payer to get them through their A levels. As such we had hundreds of ex public and private school kids all enjoying working on their sneers at us ‘working class types’. Lovely.

      Where Corbyn was a little off, not by choice, he’d be pilloried for saying it, was it’s not that they are ‘over educated’ as most of them are educationally sub normal (thick as two short planks to the rest of us), but that their success is purely down to ‘knowing the system’. Of the people I went to college with, only myself and a friend of mine who was also a ‘pleb’, got Uni offers as high as AAB. All the rest got CDD and some got EEE offers. No-one, ever, in the Comprehensive system gets a three ‘E’ offer. My friend got B-B-C – the highest in his class. Yet all of them got into top uni’s..

      Nothing has changed, and intelligence cannot be measured by educational results when people get a three ‘E’ offer to go to Oxford based on the School they went to.

  3. Dez

    The Hoorays may have name dropping schools to ease their paths straight into lucrative city/power jobs etc but unfortunately their common sense by-passes never seems to work…..Is it because they are thick skinned, lack brain cells, pig headed….?

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