I put forward the viewpoint that Britain has been dumbing down now for, at least, the last twenty years. I recall the Independent newspaper regular feature of the 90s, 'Dumbwatch' , whereupon examples of British dumbness were revealed. Politics has been reduced to a 'sameness' where politicians can swap parties with reletive ease. Football has been vulgarised by premiership egoism. Telivision is a series of chefs and 'talent' panels. The BBC has got Bill Turnbull. Camera's now watch us from dawn till dusk in the name of protection. The prison population is at bursting point. The knighthood system is a farce. Ryan Air (say no more). The press are a disgrace. As a child I would challeng myself to answer questions during 'Ask The Family', Now young people answer questions on 'Jeremy Kyle'. Is it no wonder then, that coversupervisors should now populate our schools? What has gone wrong?