There were protests that nurses were not included in the deal, and neither were care workers. This gave the green light for one obscenely overpaid pundit to indulge in a little mischief-making, although, as the pundit concerned was the increasingly out of touch Allison Pearson at the Telegraph, her intervention would change no minds.But she did show once more not only that she is totally out of touch with the real world, but also that she is incapable of performing the most basic research. The headline of her latest fact-free rant, “The teachers who didn't rise to the challenge should give their pay rise to the unsung carers”, tells you all you need to know.
Allison Pearson should get out into the real world - or be caused to do so. It could be a while before her next column, though. The shock of reality would see to that.