Had the plumbers round this morning.
Having established my wife is a teacher, the younger of the two, in his thirties but probably not a parent, said "I see Michael Gove is going to make it OK for them to hit pupils".
I think he expected to enlist my automatic disapproval. I widened my eyes in the "you don't say" expression I use when I don't want to pursue a line of conversation.
The older of the two, definitely a parent, said "some of them want a good hiding" and carried on with his work without looking up.
This is why I don't watch "Question Time".