I was sat watching the news and eating my dinner with Gem and Bonnie, when something about the “Wheelbase project” came on. It showed a grass track nova that had been “done up” to be used in grass track, banger style racing – COOL!!
The wheelbase project is;
“an innovative project based in Nottingham working with young people aged 14-25 years old who are at risk of crime and social exclusion”
The kids who they interviewed on the news were all boasting about how they “dropped out of school” or used to “always get into fights” – one kid even confessed to setting his teacher on fire…
HOLD ON A MINUTE
So let me get this straight, these kids have dropped out of school becasue they were dragged up rather than brought up, and in payment for being a wart on the arse of society they get to play about with cars instead of sitting in a boring classroom listening to some boring teacher drone on about boring subjects that are, well, boring?!
Well thats it then!
KIDS! If you want a career in the motor trade or you just cant be arsed to work hard at school, all you have to do is set your teacher on fire, smash a few school windows and kill any farm animals your school may keep! Simple! And as a reward you will be able to tinker about with cars, build grass track racers and even race them!
WHAT THE FUCK?!
These kids chose their own path, they chose to be scumbags, so why waste money on them? Yeah sure, a few of them have reformed, a few of them no longer wish for all their teachers to be dead, but that doesn’t change the fact they once did, and it certainly doesn’t make all the things they have done wrong, right.
About ten years ago me and my mate timmyroob went on something very similar, called “The Wheels Project” – you never know, the wheelbase project could be a spin off from that? And we spent our entire 6 weeks holiday visiting scrap yards, making a off road buggy and learning to drive a transit van round a field.
All sounds like fun doesn’t it? Well we had to pay (cash money) to go on it, and the miscreant that was on it with us was one of these oxygen thieves, and he got to go on it free.
I remember it boiling my blood back then, and today seeing that the Wheelbase project is set to roll out nationwide – well lets just say boiling point has been reached, and its bubbling over the sides.
I cant possibly be the only person in the world that finds this both unfair, and a complete piss take. Genuine hard working kids get nothing like this and have to PAY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS to do cool shit like this, but little bastards that set teachers on fire get it free.