20 January 2011
West London 'free' school head weeps for the charities his school is kicking out
The newly appointed head teacher of the West London "Free" School has said he is "sympathetic" towards the 20 community groups being evicted from Palingswick house to make way for his school.
Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and the Carpenter somehow comes to mind, particularly the bit when the pair are about to gobble up all the oysters they have persuaded to follow them:
"I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.
"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.