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by rockfreak
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Nick Clegg joins Farcebook
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Nick Clegg joins Farcebook

It's funny but perhaps understandable why the Cleggster gets so much flack. After all he was only the junior partner in the coalition. The Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell used to portray him as Cameron's fag at the posh public school. First he was required to shine his master's shoes and make his toa...
by rockfreak
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 421
Views: 34457

Re: Politics

Katharine is quite right. What's wrong with a second referendum? The week before the first referendum, when it was thought from the polls that Remain might shade it, Nigel Farrago said that if it was a close call there should be another referendum. Well it was a close call Nigel so where's our secon...
by rockfreak
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 421
Views: 34457

Re: Politics

Brilliant turnout in London today for the Remain cause. I still don't think Brexit is going to happen. I believe that if a hard Brexit stares us in the face the markets will go on the attack with a vengeance, savaging the pound, sterling assets and government bond prices. The 13% the pound has lost ...
by rockfreak
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Huddersfield. 20 more guilty.
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Huddersfield. 20 more guilty.

I think their own women are mostly under curfew aren't they John? That's the trouble, they can't hang out with their own until marriage. But let's not get too race oriented. After all, Husband, Dobbie, Webb, Burr - all Anglo. And Karim the Ugandan Asian. Then this week there was that Bishop characte...
by rockfreak
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10571

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

Some very interesting points of view TMF and quite right in my view. As one of the people who tried to locate the CH punishment books years ago and was unable to even establish their original existence, I also wondered at the extensive archives of CH documentation. I think someone at the time refer...
by rockfreak
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

So about half a million. Not insignificant, but not a great deal in the broader scheme of things (about 2% of total expenditure, unless I have overlooked something). However, the report makes the point that VAT is not charged on fees because the foundation is not a 'business'. This is the crucial p...
by rockfreak
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1332

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

They worried themselves about pensions,
But of fairness there was nairy a mention.
Only seven percent
To the private schools went
But this fact just escaped their attention.
by rockfreak
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10571

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

? Capital punishment California style is death by boredom? I have often wondered whether it is a worse punishment to be in prison fo the rest of your natural life, or a "quick" exit by way of execution. The waiting for the inevitable, in either circumstance, must be "hell". I once interviewed someo...
by rockfreak
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2306

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

"The Small Faces and Lynsey de Paul (New Seekers) hated him and others feared him." Pedantic I know rockfreak, but I think you have Lyn Paul and Lyndsey de Paul confused. 😊 It's nice to be old enough to get confused !! (Nurse !! It's medication time again.) Well done Gingerbeard, I do believe you'r...
by rockfreak
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2306

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

The 50s generation would never have understood how everything morphed into rock'n'roll in the 60s. But RIP Fish anyway.
by rockfreak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6844

Re: All this is incredibly sad

...like the deranged woman who accused Neil and Christina Hamilton of rape... Such a shame that fell through. In that case, and others, I value their disgrace and disappearance far more than I value the actual truth. They joined the UKIP cause didn't they? Which was about the only place left for th...
by rockfreak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2306

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

Don Arden was more my sort of chap. You always knew where you were with him - usually hanging out of a window. I think it was Robert Stigwood (Cream, the Bee Gees) who was trying to persuade one of Arden's bands to sign with him. Arden himself had a good track record in taking other people's bands ...
by rockfreak
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6844

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I watched quite a bit of the US Senate hearing as well, yesterday. I found it hard to get my head round it all. I have to say, I found her testimony along the lines of her '5 minutes of fame. Cruel, I know and probably wrong. However the Americans do love their theatre though. I don't know how you ...
by rockfreak
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: University Challenge.
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: University Challenge.

J.R. wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:08 am
Some people just have a natural mathematical brain. Col B certainly had one during my time. Freaky will remember him I'm sure.
Not the proverbial Dicko?
by rockfreak
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 92
Views: 10571

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

. No corporal punishment now but has hooliganism and bad behaviour got any worse as a result since we were there? . As you rightly point out, we certainly know about some of the abusive behaviour of the teachers. In answer to your question I reckon the answer is yes. Not necessarily in terms of num...