There probably aren't many things that Nigel Farage and Barack Obama can agree on, aside from a shared love of golf perhaps, but it appears they now share a mutual disdain for "political correctness".
That's right. While it may be a usual line trotted by those on the political right, the supposedly liberal US president appears to think they may well have a point.
Speaking at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Obama reflected on the comments of Republican candidate Ben Carson who suggested that colleges with a particular political bent should have their funding reduced.
Ben Carson, Republican candidate (Picture: Getty)
I have no idea what that means, and I suspect he doesn’t either.
The idea that you’d have somebody in government making a decision about what you should think ahead of time or what you should be taught, and if it’s not the right thought, or idea, or perspective or philosophy, that person would be — they wouldn’t get funding, runs contrary to everything we believe about education.
That might work in the Soviet Union, but that doesn’t work here. That's not who we are.