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by michael scuffil
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 20
Views: 229

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

Okay, let's get real. There are worse fates than being sent to Ireland, and in any case there's a passport union with Ireland so you could just walk back to the UK. The problem is second (and third...) generation 'immigrants' from anywhere else. I.e. people who were born here and never had to apply ...
by michael scuffil
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 20
Views: 229

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

British citizens who are 'eligible' for a foreign citizenship can be stripped of their British citizenship under certain limited circumstances. They don't actually have to be citizens of another country, and this is Javid's fallback in the present case. Presumably Bangladesh would still have every ...
by michael scuffil
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 20
Views: 229

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

Grandchildren of people born in (any part of) Ireland are not automatically Irish citizens, but are eligible to apply. This is the point. British citizens who are 'eligible' for a foreign citizenship can be stripped of their British citizenship under certain limited circumstances. They don't actuall...
by michael scuffil
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 20
Views: 229

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

I think few of us would be proud of everything we did when we were 15. I have little sympathy with her, but we operate a rule of law, not a rule of sympathy. There are in the UK probably at least 10 million people who either have dual citizenship or are entitled (as this girl may be) to apply for an...
by michael scuffil
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

Rockers might choose to reflect that some places like Aden, Singapore (pirate infested swamp) and Hong Kong (tiny fishing village) grew to what they became ENTIRELY because of British rule, which attracted trade and delivered the rule of law and with those things the opportunity for individual pros...
by michael scuffil
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

It is interesting that the United Kingdom was not a signatory to the Versailles Treaty. Lloyd George signed in the name of The British Empire, which, in 1918, was seen as a unit. However, this was not pursued to its logical and honest conclusion. The Romans, in the end, gave citizenship to all free ...
by michael scuffil
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 204
Views: 14730

Re: Who Knew What?

Otter's post suggests that life at CH in the 90s was very much worse, in certain respects at least, than ca. 1960, which gives food for thought.
by michael scuffil
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

No one* will cope with Brexit, so CH will be in the same boat as everyone else. But when rockfreak and I were at CH, we still had Empire Day services on May 24 (a good thing too, it meant there was no time for PT that morning). Perhaps these could be reintroduced to indoctrinate the young with the n...
by michael scuffil
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Michael Cherniavsky
Replies: 86
Views: 17874

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 michael scuffil
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Bishop Peter Ball and Christ's Hospital

Peter Ball originally was a monk of his and his brothers own order, down in Sussex. He became Bishop of Lewis. He was not 'a favourite of the later Bishop of Chichester' although he had been with the previous. He ran a strange institution (with his brother (twin)) and various schools (public) used ...
by michael scuffil
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Coleridge Photos
Topic: Col A - is this 1960?
Replies: 19
Views: 2910

Re: Col A - is this 1960?

Incidentally, re the date: my exact contemporary Hitchcock was house captain (and a third-year Grecian) in 1962/63. In this photo he is not even in the back row (he's the guy with his mouth wide open in the 2nd row down) and so presumably still a dep. Same goes for Peter Hiner (another exact contemp...
by michael scuffil
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?
Replies: 135
Views: 15348

Re: Should Christ's Hospital Stop Being a Faith School?

Christ's Hospital chapel c. 1960 used to be very 'low church'. Not evangelical, but without any ceremony, and certainly without vestments or incense. I believe this changed in the late 60s, largely I think under the influence of Robson, and became really quite Anglo-Catholic. Perhaps someone can fil...
by michael scuffil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3738

Re: Vikki Askew

From my point of view there was absolutely no 'pop' music whatsoever (except from grecians who had 78/45 record players in their tiny day-room studies - 2 in Pe A at the time). Radio was restricted to the BBC Light programme which ran the gamut of 'Worker's Playtime' to Jimmy Young covers of Franki...
by michael scuffil
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3738

Re: Vikki Askew

...and none have pernicious private-school networks. Really? In Europe, not that I can think of. Private schools are largely for state-school failuresand misfits, and that doesn't carry much clout. Of course there are powerful networks based on university attendance. The ENA and Polytechnique in Fr...
by michael scuffil
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3738

Re: Vikki Askew

An individual school in the state sector can 'exclude' pupils by reason of their behaviour at the school, but the state sector as such cannot exclude pupils, as a local authority has a duty to see that a child is receiving an education. And while most countries have private schools, none have a syst...