Naturally they have featured the embarrassing sketch that Mrs Thatcher forced the cast to accompany her in at an awards ceremony. It featured the Iron Lady saying:
Yes. It's all very simple. I want you to abolish economists.Well the old girl may be having her way after all. The BBC reports:
Only three economics teachers were trained on teacher training courses in the whole of England last year, shows a study of students entering teaching.I have an A level in Economics myself. It seemed a wonderfully grown up subject, largely because in those days you could not study it until you were 16.
The report's author, Professor Alan Smithers, warns that economics risks "dying out" as a school subject.
There are now more pupils taking A-levels in media studies, expressive arts and PE than economics.