Here is a perfect example of Ruin's Progress. This headteacher should just resign and fuck off out of it. In the school of which he was in charge an internal wall collapsed and killed a 12 year old pupil, of whom he was also in charge, in loco parentis. There should be no question here of the Head waiting to learn lessons from an enquiry, there needs to be an investigation into structural matters of course but the Head is in charge of the building and of all health and safety measures therein, that's why he gets the big bucks. Why is the Head still there, bleating? Why, instead of sacking him is the council wittering on inanely about counselling for the entire school population and its parents? Because this is the subterfuge of Ruin; it'll wind up that everyone is to blame therefore no-one is to blame. Gobby parents will be homing-in, like pigeons on the nearest microphone or TeeVee camera. But we'll learn lessons, take things on board and move forward. A kid has died in a preventable accident, that's all there is to it. But the waters of blame will be muddied by cops, lawyers and a regiment of chief officers of this and that.
Most will take their lead from those they consider their betters, Royalty, for instance, because it doesn't matter how shamefully Charlie Windsor behaves, bullying and betraying the poor, fucked up Diana, flogging-off gifts sent him by wellwishers and not paying any tax on the proceeds, employing some poor deranged fairy - at my expense - to squeeze his fucking toothpaste, the worthless piuece of shit and whining at us about the environment and having his, I mean our Bentley flown out to Europe because he fancies a spin, man's a reprehensible, sponging, poncing, hypocritical waster, an utter cunt, yet he is our sovereign in waiting, him and his smokey old slag. The prime minister has, since he was leader of the Opposition, surrounded himself with criminals and degenerates, some are on trial, most have escaped justice and at least one Downing Street adviser has been arrested for having child pornography on a government computer at the very centre of the Executive, Cameron preaches at us still, nonetheless, when any decent man would resign.
Why, then, should we expect a lowly teacher to resign over something which, it may be argued, was not directly his fault? Well, the answer to that is that it may not directly be his fault but it is certainly his responsibilty to ensure the safety of his pupils, duty of care, y'know, adults being actively responsible for those more vulnerable than they, the Head should walk around the school regularly with the caretaker or whatever maintainance men are now called and check it thoroughly and make absolutely certain that the school is a safe physical envirionment. This head obviously failed to do that and the first person calling for his resignation should be Mr Steven Kelly himself. If he steps down he will have done the right thing and will find other employment in his profession; if he doesn't he will have missed an opportunity to deliver to his pupils the most important lesson they might ever learn.