A dark rainy night. A shabby office at the DfE. Somewhere near Watford.
Sir John: We’re thinking of rebranding knowledge post Brexit.
Jasper: [splutters] Rebranding knowledge? John, surely you’re not serious?
Rupert: Not enough workers, Jasper. No one wants to pick the fruit anyone. It’s rotting on the trees. We don’t need knowledge anymore. We need skillz.
Jasper: [takes a large swig of whisky] Skillz?
Sir John: We did it once before, when we rebranded skills to knowledge back in the day. No reason why we shouldn’t do it again. [he lights a cigar]
Jasper: [coughing] I don’t…
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