London - (Ass Mess): The Department for Education has come under heavy criticism after coughing up £25m million for hundreds of thousands of remaindered DVDs of Al Gore's seminal film memoir of eco disaster in the post-Queen Mother era entitled "An Incontinent Truth".
Every secondary school in the UK was sent a copy with strict instructions that all children between the ages of 11 and 18 were to watch this masterpiece of self re-invention whose post-apocalyptic message scared the living daylights out of the America Motion Picture Academy into giving the former Veep an Oscar.
But a legal challenge in the UK High Court threatenes to expose this as a cynical move to line Gore's pockets at a time when the UK government is doing some very serious sucking up tp the Bush Administration in the form of a totally pointless and completely daft state visit by Old Fatty Mountbatten and her consort.
A Kent parents' association has lodged papers at London's High Court seeking judicial review saying that cynicism apart, kids would be better informed by watching reruns of the Only Fools And Horses series whose environmental message is at least free of eco warrior hubris of the lowest political kind.
Schools Minister Jim Knight said of the teaching pack: "Climate change is one of the most important moneyspinners that politicians have today.
"We have spent literally billions on re-inventing politics and politicians so that people's gradual emerging perception becomes warm and friendly to this noble profession.
"Personally I think Al Gore is as much of a has-been loser as Dan Quayle.
"But Quayle never had the balls to win himself an Oscar and Al Gore has.
"This pack will give young people the right sort of disinformation and inspiration to understand and debate the issues around politicians running on empty, and how they as individuals and members of a community should respond to it other than calling for the reintroduction of hanging."
Climate Change and Environment Minister Ian Pearson said: "There is a clear scientific consensus on the need to cough up the £25 million to line Gore's pockets."
The commitment and enthusiasm of young people would be crucial to meeting this challenge, he said.
The judicial review takes place next week.