This week David Cameron has warned that migrant spouses who fail language tests could be made to leave the UK. While many have since accused the Prime Minister of stigmatising Muslim women over his call for immigrants to take language lessons, Mr S is more concerned that he is not au fait with the age-old adage that ‘people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’.
Speaking on Today on Monday to announce his plans, Cameron’s Eton education appeared to escape him entirely as he used a double negative to describe the problem:
‘There are 38,000 Muslim women who don’t speak hardly any English at all’
While he could perhaps be forgiven for a one-off error, Cameron struggled once again with the Queen’s English during PMQs. On describing a recent trip, Cameron said: ‘When I was sat in a mosque’.
Mr S recommends that if the Prime Minister wishes to be taken seriously on this topic, it is for the best that he signs up to one of the English classes that he speaks so highly of.