LDV Caption Competition | Michael Gove “May the Lego be with you” Edition

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader…

Here’s Tory secretary of state for education Michael Gove clutching a box of Star Wars lego. What do you think might be being said or thought by or about him?

And the winner of our last caption comp is…

Some fantastic entries for our most recent caption competition, LDV Caption Competition | Sir Bob Russell “snookered by Nick Clegg” Edition.

The winner, according to The Voice’s judging panel of one, was this one by Sesenco, with a highly commended offering by Rich here.

Got a photo of a prominent Lib Dem you think would work well for a future caption competition? Then please email us at [email protected].

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  • The Education Secretary assured parents that the new Lucasfilm Academy School would not compromise on traditional subjects such as craft and technology.

  • Following a poor reception for his free Bibles, the education secretary promises to send every school a box of Lego, complete with a Gove minifigure.

  • “And once the full-size laser gunships are completed, we should be able to destroy the NUT within a week.”

  • “This is how we’re going to spread American civilisation to the rest of the universe.”

  • Nick T Nick Thornsby 14th Jan '12 - 8:16pm

    Civil servants are concerned when the education secretary promises to rebuild the education system brick by brick…

  • Cheltenham Robin 14th Jan '12 - 9:28pm

    Gove threatens to send Storm troopers into under performing schools.

  • Gove – “Armed with Starfighters like this one here, our new aircraft carriers will be the envy of the world”

  • “And what’s more; I fit into the cockpit”

  • Gove: “Did you know that under Labour you could be awarded a GCSE for assembling this single Lego model?”

  • Michael Gove: “Look, this is exactly the sort of modern nonsense I want to get rid of from our schools. They should be learning classics instead; stories about heros overcoming tyrannical empires and sons searching for lost fathers, and that sort of thing.”

    @tim leunig – sadly that is far too close to the truth to be funny

  • Sam Barnett 15th Jan '12 - 2:56pm

    “There’s too much bureaucracy and red tape these days, telling us what shape our Lego models have to take. What if I want to make a dinosaur, or a motorbike?”

  • Tony Dawson 15th Jan '12 - 6:57pm

    “My new Star Wars policy is this:

    The naughty teachers will all have Red Stars and the good ones will all have Gold Stars!”

    Now, boys and girls, conjugate:

    A cad am I……… 🙁

  • “Noone stopped Darth Vader from sacking underperforming Stormtroopers”

  • The Education Secretary today brushed aside criticism that the first results of the “Building Schools for a Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away” programme may not be as significant as originally thought.

  • LondonLiberal 16th Jan '12 - 10:05am

    “May the farce be with me.”

  • “Nick Clegg vetoed the royal yacht so I’m giving this privately…”

  • Alex Feakes 17th Jan '12 - 5:02pm

    Am I allowed another go?

    Gove: “Oh! I thought you said all schools now have a general grievence because of me, but now I’ve actually visited one I see you mean that they all have a General Grievous. Is he a good role model?”

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