I've always marvelled at the way we, the 93% of the population who went to state schools, are so sanguine about the utter domination of every sphere of our lives by the 7% that received an elite education. Given that the principle qualification for attending an elite school is that your parents have lots of money it seems unlikely this 7% truly represent the best and the brightest. So I thought: what if they were a visible ethnic minority? Would we mind then?

So let's put on the special sunglasses and maybe we might just realise what's really going on.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Chav Baiter In Chief

With their traditional ethnic folkways, such as fox hunting, under attack the purple people have perforce looked to other entertainments to keep their spirits and sense of superiority up. Enter...

Jeremy Kyle....Chav Baiter in Chief

Article in the Gruniad here...

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Independent: it's Purple. Are You?

Editors of the Indy (left to right) 2010: Simon Kelner, 2008: Roger Alton, 1996/1998: Andrew Marr, 1998: Rosie Boycott, 1994: Ian Hargreaves , I couldn't find a picture of Charles Wilson and finally 1986: Andreas Whittam Smith.

Monday, 25 April 2011

The Guardian

The last three editors of the Guardian from left to right: Alastair Hetherington (1956–1975), Peter Preston (1975–1995) and Alan Rusbridger (1995–present).

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Ministry For Education

I for one am happy to know that my son's education is in the hands of people who probably wouldn't dream of sending their kids to the same school as him.

Monday, 18 April 2011

UK Supreme Court

Here they are - aren't they lovely? Wearing the robes and passing judgement are 8 purple people and 4 muggles.
19th April 2010 (Back Row L-R) Sir John Dyson, Lord Kerr, Lord Mance, Lady Hale, Lord Brown, Lord Collins, Lord Clarke, (Front Row L-R) Lord Rodger, Lord Hope, Lord Phillips, president of the supreme court, Lord Saville, Lord Walker

Thursday, 14 April 2011

David Cameron's Cabinet

I thought that David Cameron's first coalition cabinet would be an excellent place to start. The picture was taken on May 13, 2010. In case you're wondering there are 18 Purple People and 12 Ordinary.

Front row, L to R:
Iain Duncan Smith, Liam Fox, George Osborne, William Hague, David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Sayeeda Warsi, Cheryl Gillan, Caroline Spelman, Ken Clarke, David Laws.
(Back rows L-R)
Patrick McLoughlin, Theresa May, David Willetts, Oliver Letwin, Vince Cable, Francis Maude, Eric Pickles, Tom Strathclyde, Andrew Lansley, George Young, Michael Gove, Andrew Mitchell, Philip Hammond, Chris Huhne, Jeremy Hunt, Owen Paterson, Danny Alexander, Dominic Grieve, Gus O'Donnell.