A 15-year-old girl from Southend in Essex who is studying for GCSEs in French and German doesn’t know why she is fucking bothering.

Emma Jones is currently attending Great Winkering High School For Girls, and she told Southend News Network that given the current political climate these qualifications will probably be about as useful as a GCSE in Pube Embroidery or Leisure and Tourism.

She added, ‘With the way that Brexit negotiations are going, by the time a visa comes through to travel to France I would have probably forgotten which verbs take être in the perfect tense.’

‘Come to think of it, what idiot thought all that up anyway? I am gone to the cinema with my friend? Jesus H Christ!’

However, Emma’s father David pointed out that the two foreign languages will continue to be a valuable skill to have under her belt.

He said, ‘Casual racism requires a huge amount of dedication these days. What’s the point in posting a Facebook comment to a German guy saying that ‘We Won The War’ if you can’t even form the accusative properly and remember that the ‘w’ on ‘Weltkrieg’ has to be a capital letter?’

Meanwhile, protestors from the campaign group Essex First stormed into the school last week and demanded that all Modern Foreign Languages be dropped from the National Curriculum in favour of English.

Group spokesperson Barry Clunge said, ‘I’m not talking about English Lit or any rubbish like that, I’m just talking about English and English History that isn’t on the curriculum anymore because of liberal PC wishy-washy lesbian vegetarians.’

‘Well other than the Battle of Hastings … and the Second World War … and the Magna Carta … and the period from 900 AD until the present day. Apart from that, there ain’t nothing.’