Search found 590 matches

by rockfreak
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

I imagine that Banker Brown is already considering taking a short position on the pound in anticipation of its Icarus-like descent if we leave. Will he be as successful as George Soros and his friends in 1992?
by rockfreak
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

How will CH cope with Brexit?

Brexit is a worry for all (except JR) but on a huge scale for CH. How will they recruit Spanish masters? And what about the food? Years ago when I was there the skiffage pie would have been produced organically and healthily in the fields of West Sussex, but what now? Well OK I hope they've moved on...
by rockfreak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Adverts...please not this
Replies: 3
Views: 2981

Re: Adverts...please not this

My rule of thumb is don't click on any ads, or indeed anything you don't actually, vitally, chronically need. On any site. Anywhere. Otherwise your email box will be deluged with Filipino women, Russian brides, penis enlargement, double glazing, Bitcoin, more Russian brides, more penis enlargement, ...
by rockfreak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 86
Views: 17631

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Isn't it a strange thing Michael, now that I sit back and consider my posts, that I've inserted an "erm" whenever I've mentioned the word Intellectual? Is it only Britain and America that have this hang-up about Intellectuals? Dangerous pointy-heads who are too clever for their own good? Does any ot...
by rockfreak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

I'm clearly not the only person with my particular views. In this week's Guardian there has been a debate about the broadening of assisted places in the independent sector (I do love that clever Orwellian title: they mean the private sector). Mr Phil Jones from Ashford posts: "Julie Robinson of the ...
by rockfreak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 86
Views: 17631

Re: Michael Cherniavsky

Browsing this site and remembering the posts from and about Geoffrey Cannon relating to The Listener and the Radio Times, is there an equivalent of The Listener these days? A more, erm, intellectual version of the Radio Times? I used to enjoy The Listener way back then. It was unashamed to be, erm, ...
by rockfreak
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

Replying to Scrub,I'm afraid I didn't put my point very well. I should have said that Britain and America were two of the most unequal countries in the DEVELOPED world (that is a fact according to the OECD). I think we can all see that great disparities of wealth exist in the developing world (or th...
by rockfreak
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

Totally wasted. No other country seems to need them. What's special about them? Actually, quite common in the US. Unlike the UK they make sure to stay out of the limelight as far as possible. It's an interesting point though Mike, that the US and the UK are two of the nominally richest countries in...
by rockfreak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

Totally wasted. No other country seems to need them. What's special about them?
by rockfreak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

Unless I've got this wrong I do seem to remember that Richard B left this site shortly after showing some exasperation with the flak he was getting, so perhaps I'm not the only one dishing it out on this site. Boarding schools and their supporters? As Alan Bennett observed in his BBC lecture: "The s...
by rockfreak
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

At what point will they be deselected? If we jump off the cliff into third world status on March 29 the lies of the Leave brigade will be exposed for what they are. Right on cue, tonight's TV news tells us that Nissan are changing their minds on further investment in the Sunderland plant. The Maybot...
by rockfreak
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

Don't expect anything useful from this side of the Med John. The Maybot is being blown hither and thither by the various factions in her party. The Guardian political sketchwriter John Crace believes that she is now reduced to taking advice from the four pot plants in the cabinet room in Number 10. ...
by rockfreak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

Are we sure of the current mood, Sejintenej? I know that opinion polls aren't always reliable but in the last six months there hasn't been one that has put Leave ahead and the most recent and biggest, two weeks ago, had Remain ahead by twelve points. Every day the serious papers and often the TV new...
by rockfreak
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

Katharine, further to my last post I've just been watching a lecture on You Tube by Sir Ivan Rogers titled "Where Did Brexit Come From and Where is it Going to Take the UK?" Rogers is a civil servant with long EU experience and he is not hopeful. He resigned from his negotiating job at one point, pr...
by rockfreak
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 471
Views: 42616

Re: Politics

The business community, here and in both bits of Ireland, have finally found their voices and are loudly worried. Not before time in my opinion. But the Leaver brigade are shouting "project fear". Again and again vox pop on the television news are asking why we can't just get on with it. No-one seem...