Barraco Barner our President

  hssutton 16:40 07 Mar 2014

OK, it's the Daily Mail, but is this the type of person who will be voting in the EU elections and heaven forbid a referendum on Europe or a general election.

Barraco Barner president of the UK

  john bunyan 16:50 07 Mar 2014

Shades of the late lamented Jade Goody ...One recent contestant in the "Get me out of here" programme could not tell the time on his dial face style watch that cost thousands of pounds.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:14 07 Mar 2014

Shows all that is wrong in the world today

Not just her lack of general knowledge but the idiots that blow it all out of proportion.

Just another reason for me not to join the likes of Twitter and Facebook

  BT 17:44 07 Mar 2014

In an article in this months Saga magazine there is a bit that says that '9 out of 10 British adults can't identify a Holly tree'! I don't know how true this is but its not hard, they are rather prickly!!

As Fruit Bat says its the lack of general knowledge these days, as evident from some of the TV quiz programmes.

I happened to see the Twitter page recently of a teenager bemoaning her poor performance in her GCSEs. Her Tweet count was in excess of 30,000. Perhaps if she had put as much time into her studies as she spends Tweeting she would have done better.

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