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by rockfreak
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How far did the rot spread?
Replies: 35
Views: 1413

Re: How far did the rot spread?

Why should we stop arguing about state schools versus public schools? It seems to me the very crux of the matter. This country spends less on state education as a proportion of GDP than most other developed countries and it shows. Of course money is an issue. To argue otherwise is disingenuous. If m...
by rockfreak
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How far did the rot spread?
Replies: 35
Views: 1413

Re: How far did the rot spread?

Ha Ha! Same old right-wing crap. Politics of envy! Are you prepared to pay the tax necessary Julian to give all the schools the facilities that the public schools have? Where do we start? What about the playing fields? The state schools might have decent playing fields but I have a feeling that some...
by rockfreak
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How far did the rot spread?
Replies: 35
Views: 1413

Re: How far did the rot spread?

If sending children away from home to be brought up is such a good idea why do other countries not do it? Especially the more developed countries of western and northern Europe that we might compare ourselves to who, almost without exception, have better social cohesion - and indeed more successful ...
by rockfreak
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Today's the day
Replies: 30
Views: 1546

Re: Today's the day

Good old Simon! What a spiffing chap he is! The trouble is that all the spiffing chaps in the world have not been able to entirely prevent abuse which was there when I was there in the 1950s (when, interestingly, it took a shorter time to emerge - although some might have said too long) and is still...
by rockfreak
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit electoral commision report
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Brexit electoral commision report

The problems in this country were on view on tonight's evening news as the news of Bozza's resignation came through. Two people in his Uxbridge constituency said they liked him because he was amusing! He and Jacob Rees-Mogg are like characters out of Brideshead, a novel written seventy years ago abo...
by rockfreak
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A party favourite
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: A party favourite

Sejintenej is disparaging about many things and there is little rhyme or reason. I suspect he would be a good case for Nick Duffell to examine.
by rockfreak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit electoral commision report
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Brexit electoral commision report

You'll have a front row seat as the UK walks off a cliff next March and consigns itself to third world status. The trouble is that the majority of MPs are for Remain but they fear upsetting their constituents if they represent a constituency which voted Leave. This particularly applies to Labour MPs...
by rockfreak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 37
Views: 2489

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

Has any of this stuff appeared in the national press?
by rockfreak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The trial of Husband and Dobbie
Replies: 40
Views: 2017

Re: The trial of Husband and Dobbie

The prison food can't be any worse than at CH.
by rockfreak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: REV PULLIN & THE OLD BLUE
Replies: 22
Views: 2508

Re: REV PULLIN & THE OLD BLUE

I had a vague idea that "Windy" as he was known was with Maine A for a while but I could be wrong about that. I've known one or two people over the years who have converted to Catholicism because of the lure of the bells and smells and general razzmatazz. I suppose it's understandable when you consi...
by rockfreak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Deputy Head Writes...
Replies: 29
Views: 1142

Re: The Deputy Head Writes...

Certainly by NTF.
by rockfreak
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?
Replies: 51
Views: 1366

Re: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?

Just recently on another thread someone posted claiming that this sort of abuse goes on just as much at day schools. Really? I can only speak from my own experience but when my three daughters were at their local day schools (variously comprehensive and grammar) over a span of about twelve years the...
by rockfreak
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Here we go again

No-one's been prosecuted yet for Spoony's erotic leg massage by the swimming pool.
by rockfreak
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 111
Views: 9285

Re: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

Replying to Iguana's post: if the full fee payers can afford thirty one grand to send their kids to CH then they can afford to pay a lot more tax to help fund a proper one-tier state system like they have in other developed European countries. Anything else is outdated (by about a century) Victorian...
by rockfreak
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Underachieving at CH
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Underachieving at CH

I have been posting on Nick Duffell's sites ever since I read his books 'The Making of Them' and 'Wounded Leaders'. I sent him emails about my experiences at Christ's Hospital and in later life and he asked if I would put these up on his sites. His late co-worker Rob Bland happened to be at CH in th...