It's official. Britain is cleverer than last year. And last year we were cleverer than the year before. And the year before that.... well, you get the picture.
So, if our kids are achieving record results every year why is it that with each new crop of bright young things that start their working career at my place of employment seem dumber than the last?
Usually they are at university and work part time to keep them in beer and fags. I have the misfortune to encounter them when I start on the night shift as they, being part time, are on the backshift.
I can honestly say, hand on heart, that as each year passes the youngsters that flood onto the job market get dumber and dumber as well as lazier and lazier.
And the result of a Labour education is all too evident as the 'everyone is a winner' ethos that permeated the education system is written all over their shiny wee faces when they are told, probably for the first time, that their work is not good enough or that they are not fast enough or whatever.
They have never been challenged for performance in their lives. And when they reach the real world it's a total shock when the cold, hard truth is laid out before them.
Tesco mentioned this last year.
But, I suppose Labour wanted dumb kids because they grow into dumb adults. Dumb adults = Labour core voters.