Simon Pegg has launched a furious video attack on Rishi Sunak’s plan to make young people study maths up to the age of 18.
The actor, who shot to massive fame in Star Trek and Mission Impossible after early cult recognition for classic TV comedy Spaced, took to Instagram to vent his expletive-laden feelings on the prime minister’s education strategy, announced yesterday.
“So, Rishi Sunak our unmandated, unelected prime minister, twice removed, has decided that it should be compulsory for children to learn maths up until the age of 18. What a prick,” he said.
“What about arts and humanities in fostering this country’s amazing reputation for creativity and self-expression? What about that?”
Looking back on his own school days and his struggles with mathematics, Simon Pegg echoed many people’s fears about what will happen to those students who are less suited to the subject.
“What about the kids who don’t want to do maths?” he continued. “I hated maths. I dropped maths as soon as I could. And I’ve never needed it other than the skill set I acquired at the age of 12.