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by Avon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 436
Views: 37299

Re: Politics

A situation devoutly to be desired, in my view. It might concentrate the minds of both sides if the EU or UN were patrolling the streets. That post is NOT helpful. I was home a few months ago and could well judge the mood about any influence from outside Stormont and London. It is still a city divi...
by Avon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 436
Views: 37299

Re: Politics

Don't forget that effectively Brussels is demanding that we give up sovereinty over Ulster which is what the RCs have been bloodily fighting for since 1925 or so. This could cause a bl**dy backlash from the Protestants and with Unster no longer under UK full legal control .......... Brussels would ...
by Avon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: CH fundraising - a bit of a rant

I seem to recall that in the late 80's there was the idea of a CH satellite somewhere in the EU - an odd notion considering that at the time CH was investing prodigiously in things like the Sports Centre whilst sliding into further debt. Another wacky scheme from Poulton that was a further distracti...
by Avon
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases
Replies: 69
Views: 5024

Re: Management knowledge of the Husband/Dobbie cases

AMP wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:03 pm
I believe the school has petitioned to be included
I wonder if it would care to verify that fact?
by Avon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Wendy Fryer
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Wendy Fryer

Fertii wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:10 pm
michael scuffil wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:34 am
Tom Keeley married dietician Belinda.
*Snigger*..... DIETICIAN??????????????
Dietician in the same way that Jim Jones was a cocktail mixer.
by Avon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

rockfreak wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:27 pm
...menaced by taig gangs in his youth.
A dated and highly offensive term that’s beneath you. Just come out with that in the vicinity of the border you’re describing and see how far that gets you.

What is this site coming to?
by Avon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 39
Views: 2096

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Phew. Poetry to the rescue again.
by Avon
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Canada has also shifted to making Apologising-for-things its primary domestic product. It’s the only trick Trudeau has.
by Avon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 436
Views: 37299

Re: Politics

CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:05 pm
I suspect anothere referendum would return the same result. People who previously voted Leave will vote for anything which is not Remain.
Timing is key. Remainers are outliving the Brexiteers.
by Avon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Identification.
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Identification.

I suspect that it was not the idea of an ID card but the detail included which annoyed the population. I think you credit the population with far too much discernment. It was unpopular because it was new, far too European an idea, smacked of Big Brother and new. Wiser minds realised that we'd also ...
by Avon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Identification.
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Identification.

Hang on a minute. I haven't lived in the UK for 14 years now, but are you all saying that there is still no such thing as a government issued ID card? When I first moved to the US, I didn't drive but it was incredibly easy to stroll to the local Department of Motor Vehicles and wait several hours (...
by Avon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Wikipedia Entry?
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Wikipedia Entry?

A few months ago the wiki entry for CH contained relevant and measured references to the ongoing abuse cases. I see that this is now reduced to a single sentence.

No doubt the school - certainly proactive in this regard, if not others.

Has anyone a copy of the original entry?
by Avon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

The Band went to Hertford on one occasion and we marched the girls into lunch. I remember thinking how small the place was and in a town as well, compared to the isolation and size of the Horsham site. A very pleasant day and always nice to get out of the school grounds for a few hours. 99 Red Ball...
by Avon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Bad form to refer to PMs.

I disagree on TOP being negative; it’s a statement that implies a degree of competition, if anything else.

Anyways, sexism. Where exactly? You’re a moderator, and ‘you’re letting this ride’ - on the grounds I was apparently sexist?
by Avon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Resignation of Baker and emergency appointment of Hansford

Where in my posts is there disparagement of Hertford? Regardless of my views on Morrison (which I am entitled to express and others are entitled to disagree with) I feel that simply referring to Hertford as the ‘Other Place’ surfaced a response which seems to be indicative of a wider sense of unhapp...