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by sejintenej
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1088

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

A lot of good sense in scrub's post life is much cheaper when you're very rich. Yes, you pay a slightly larger VAT bill because you buy finer foods and drinks etc, but only a small part of your disposable income is spent on those things and the rest is safe. exactly as exemplified by the dustman (r...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1088

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

A lot of good sense in scrub's post life is much cheaper when you're very rich. Yes, you pay a slightly larger VAT bill because you buy finer foods and drinks etc, but only a small part of your disposable income is spent on those things and the rest is safe. exactly as exemplified by the dustman (r...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1088

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

However, I still don't see why overseas parents should not be charged VAT on the fees. David :shock: UK military serving abroad? Diplomatic corps and their underlings serving abroad? Foreign national oligarchs using property addresses in the UK but "temporarily" abroad? Idea may be fine but there w...
by sejintenej
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1088

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

VAT on fees is ridiculous, so many families will be priced out of private education which would then put extra pressure on state schools with a sudden influx of pupils Charging VAT on education is a slippery slope- what about educational activities outside of school, what about university tuition f...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Vegetarians
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Vegetarians

Not always easy and in a closed environment like CH anything is an excuse for pointing the finger. I see that now most places do have a vegetarian option but that seems relatively recent. Last Christmas my granddaughter arrived (thankfully very early) and announced that she was vegan! Luckily I had ...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1088

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

I am just a little surprised that threat outlined in this thread - which could significantly undermine CH's ability to fulfil its mission - surely a concern to us all? - hasn't attracted any posts beyond comments on the pension system in general or people's own pensions. I suspect that everyone is ...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 90
Views: 10202

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 wonder if it is too di...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 90
Views: 10202

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

But we won't go into the why's and wherefores of capital punishment at this stage. Interesting article on (not) capital punishment yesterday attributed to Sky News. California has 742 offenders on death row and hasn't killed any since 2006. Since 1978: 78 inmates died of natural causes, 25 killed t...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hammer blows to CH finances
Replies: 36
Views: 1088

Re: Hammer blows to CH finances

Or to put it another way, "Please die as soon as possible after stopping work. You are a drain on this country !" I am SO very pleased I took early full retirement for health reasons on Union advice after winning an employment tribunal. To echo the Honourable Member's love of a great conspiracy the...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Seen in passing
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Seen in passing

Well spotted at 1.02. Interesting slight differences: the buttons do not go equally spaced right up to the collar The cuff buttons are more widely spaced There is some white thing hanging from the button below the bands. Given that this was in Hull and several schools had similar uniforms I wonder i...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: New deputy head

There were certainly a few Catholics, who weren't recusants, a few boys of Jewish origin (I can't recall any outward expressions of faith on their part, but I do remember a tiny bit of casual anti-semitism. Ashton, deputy head of Col A left about 1961 was Jewish. No undercurrents there except in 19...
by sejintenej
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New deputy head
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: New deputy head

Interesting that they specify that the denomination of the school is "Church of England". They used to accept Jews and Roman Catholics that I know of - there didn't seem to be any discrimination save based on the pupil's social need. Given that they are recruiting in China and Germany how can they m...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 36
Views: 1794

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

[/quote] sejintenej write: "According to the letter someone only gets suspended when charged and and is then expelled if found guilty. They don't write it but if charged and found not guilty then their suspension should be withdrawn. I don't see (and don't think) that you disagree with that. That is...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 36
Views: 1794

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

Roger Martin I guess, as he’s been charged. According to the letter someone only gets suspended when charged and and is then expelled if found guilty. They don't write it but if charged and found not guilty then their suspension should be withdrawn. That is the theory but there have been any number...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 6524

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Her speech struck me as too pat; even in such a situation can you remember in such vivid detail the house that you went to and who was there and the events leading up to your visit 30 years ago? She said that she had been sunbathing and diving at the country club; I don't know if she wa a competiti...