Education chiefs today claimed that the popular television series 'Little Britain' is to blame for falling standards of behaviour in the nations schools.
John Cole of the Nova Mews Educational Laboratory said "Kids watch this shit and then mimic it in class. No wonder most of the teachers in the country are basket cases."
The BBC denied that this was the case. A spokesperson said "Little Britain is a satirical look at everyday Britain. These characters already exist to a certain degree. To suggest that we might use catch phrases to build up an audience is nonsense. Well, maybe we have. And maybe we haven't."
It is thought that Vicky Pollard, one of the characters in the show, is where the main complaint lies. Vicky is a fat, loud mouthed, sexually irresponsible slapper. Teachers are concerned that students might seek to mimic this behaviour.
Ed Balls, on behalf of the Government, admitted that this was a problem. "Yeah, I know" he said. The Conservative spokesperson Michael Gove was asked to comment. "Eh Eh Eh!" was all he would say. A Liberal Democrat, asked to outline their policy said "Yeah, but no, but yeah...like"
So, has Little Britain infiltrated schools? Or is it just a vehicle for two rich twats to mock the more vulnerable elements of society? The debate continues.