Rumours are flying around the school, no doubt started by the Sixth Form magazine, the Current Bum (not funny or clever, or indeed allowed for much longer), that I referred to the very important issues of the environment and ecology as “Green cr*p”. You will notice I have used an asterisk, because crap is not a word I would ever use, and people who say it is are talking crap.
Honestly, do you really think that a Headmaster of my stature would resort to such crappy language when discussing the future of the planet?
If I wanted to use an offensive “c-word” I would just use the most obvious one – Cl*gg. No offence, N*ck!
And as for the thought that I would use the other word “gr**n”, everyone knows that since last week the school’s policies are far more sensible than that simplistic pejorative term. I am a great believer in the environment and I believe it’s there to be treasured, fracked and built on in an ecologically responsible way to provide executive homes for much-needed key workers in the banking sector.
The environment is also the logical, dare I say it, “environment” in which to run high speed trains, which will get first class travellers from A to Birmingham faster than you can say “What difference does 15 minutes make?”
So, as the school’s mission statement has always said “Blue is better than gr**n and much better than yellow”.
Again, no offence, N*ck!