Simon Pegg brands Rishi Sunak ap***k and hits back at the Prime Minister’s new compulsory maths plan

‘What about art?’: Simon Pegg causes a stir when he calls Rishi Sunak ap***k and hits back at the Prime Minister’s new compulsory maths plan for school students

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Simon Pegg took to social media this week to respond to Rishi Sunak’s new plan to require students to study maths until they turn 18.

The actor, 52, branded the prime minister a ‘p***k’ when he shared a scathing rant about the new initiative, asking: ‘What about the arts?’

And his comments have garnered some attention from the public, with the star now trending at number 2 on Twitter.

'What about the arts?': Simon Pegg caused a stir this week when he called Rishi Sunak ap***k and balked at the Prime Minister's new compulsory maths plan for school students

‘What about the arts?’: Simon Pegg caused a stir this week when he called Rishi Sunak ap***k and balked at the Prime Minister’s new compulsory maths plan for school students

In an effort to combat the UK’s high rates of illiteracy, Rishi stated this week that his new plan will have every student in England studying some form of math until they turn 18.

But met with a wave of backlash, Hot Fuzz star Simon was one of many unlucky British citizens with the news.

Speaking to his 691,000 Instagram followers, he told the camera: “So Rishi Sunak, our non-mandated, non-elected prime minister, twice removed, has decided that it should be compulsory for children to learn maths up to the age of 18.

‘What a ***! What about the arts and humanities, which cherish this country’s great reputation for creativity and self-expression?’

New plan: In a bid to combat the UK's high rates of illiteracy, Rishi stated this week that his new plan will have every student in England studying some form of math until they turn 18

New plan: In a bid to combat the UK's high rates of illiteracy, Rishi stated this week that his new plan will have every student in England studying some form of math until they turn 18

New plan: In a bid to combat the UK’s high rates of illiteracy, Rishi stated this week that his new plan will have every student in England studying some form of math until they turn 18

He continued: 'What ap***k!  What about arts and humanities?'

He continued: 'What ap***k!  What about arts and humanities?'

Fury: While addressing his 691,000 followers on Instagram, Simon told the camera: “So Rishi Sunak, our non-mandated, unelected prime minister, twice removed, has decided that it should be compulsory for children to learn maths up to the age of 18 years’

He continued, “How about that? What about the kids who don’t want to do math? I hated math, I quit math as soon as I could and never needed it except for the skills I acquired at age 12.

But no, Rishi Sunak wants a drone army of data entering robots. What a tosser, f**k the tories. Get rid of them, please. F**k, f**k Rishi Sunak and f**k the tories,’ Simon finished.

The video garnered some attention for the actor as many took to Twitter to discuss his views – leading to his name trending at No. 2 on the Twitter Entertainment charts.

Angry: Simon concluded the scathing tirade with, “Get rid of it, please.  F**k, f**k Rishi Sunak and f**k the tories'

Angry: Simon concluded the scathing tirade with, “Get rid of it, please.  F**k, f**k Rishi Sunak and f**k the tories'

Angry: Simon concluded the scathing tirade with, “Get rid of it, please. F**k, f**k Rishi Sunak and f**k the tories’

Popular!  The video attracted some attention to the actor as many took to Twitter to discuss his views - leading to his name trending at number 2 on the Twitter Entertainment charts

Popular!  The video attracted some attention to the actor as many took to Twitter to discuss his views - leading to his name trending at number 2 on the Twitter Entertainment charts

Popular! The video attracted some attention to the actor as many took to Twitter to discuss his views – leading to his name trending at number 2 on the Twitter Entertainment charts

Some agreed with Simon, writing ‘Simon Pegg is absolutely perfect here’ and ‘What a guy’, while others disagreed and supported Rishi’s new initiative.

The decision comes because about eight million adults in England have the numeracy skills of primary school children, according to government figures.

Currently, only about half of 16- to 19-year-olds are studying math in some form. The problem is particularly acute for disadvantaged students, 60 percent of whom do not have basic math skills by age 16.

Opinions: Some agreed with Simon, who wrote 'Simon Pegg is absolutely perfect here' and 'What a guy', while others disagreed and supported Rishi's new initiative

Opinions: Some agreed with Simon, who wrote 'Simon Pegg is absolutely perfect here' and 'What a guy', while others disagreed and supported Rishi's new initiative

Opinions: Some agreed with Simon, who wrote ‘Simon Pegg is absolutely perfect here’ and ‘What a guy’, while others disagreed and supported Rishi’s new initiative

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