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by marty
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 10539

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

Food in the late 80s/early 90s really was dreadful. When I started the “food” for all 3 meals was dealt out by the older boys which meant that anything “nice” such as chips often didn’t make it down to the younger ones. At some point (I don’t recall when) breakfast & tea was switched to “cafeteria s...
by marty
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: prison releases
Replies: 27
Views: 6266

Re: prison releases

Otter wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:12 am For sex offenders, release from prison is not freedom - it's the start of the real punishment and daily fear.
Good.
by marty
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Operation Hydrant
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Operation Hydrant

Truly frightening. And these are the cases we know about. Likely to be the tip of the proverbial iceberg sadly.
by marty
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9963

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I watched both programmes last night. 2) Whether CH was one of the schools who sent a character reference/letter of support? A brief glimpse of a letter from Cranleigh appears at 53.00 minutes in episode 1. I'm wondering if Gloucestershire Police would disclose this sort of information if you reque...
by marty
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9963

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

George Carey is still alive and allowed to sit in the Lords despite calls for him to resign https://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2017/06/lord-carey-faces-calls-to-resign-from-lords-and-face-criminal-investigation Two very different matters here. The Secular Society sounds as if it is opposed to relig...
by marty
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9963

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I would hope that charges should be brought against the Cof E hierarchy, Archbishop, but in particular his chief of staff for aiding an offender; and if not gross negligence in the civil court; that level of conspiracy is a disgrace. No doubt richardb will counsel me that such actions are likely im...
by marty
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 9963

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

Very shocking and disturbing documentary. George Carey should be ashamed (and also thrown out of the House of Lords).
by marty
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 154
Views: 27220

Re: Did anyone know?

Otter wrote: Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:11 am In my view, the opinion expressed by some that a drop of alcohol is evil if you are one day under 18, is a direct contributor to the UK having far more problems with alcoholism and binge drinking than most other developed nations.
Spot on!
by marty
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
Replies: 17
Views: 3766

Re: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Well done Robert, as ever, for all you are doing to support the other victims. In terms of our letters/emails to them, how lengthy do they need to be? Do we need to provide a compelling argument as to why CH should be included, or do we assume they already know the facts and simply lend our support...
by marty
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
Replies: 17
Views: 3766

Re: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Thanks Rob. I contacted IICSA in August last year requesting they look at CH after publication of the Ampleforth report. The parallels between CH and Ampleforth are plain as day. Thank you again for your commitment to this important (and no doubt draining) process.
by marty
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 4956

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

Yes received it. Agree the timing is terrible, rather like asking turkeys if they prefer Paxo or Bisto...
by marty
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin trial & verdict
Replies: 17
Views: 3778

Re: Roger Martin trial & verdict

Does anyone know how to update wikipedia? The school's page is out of date unfortunately.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ%27 ... _of_pupils
by marty
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT
Replies: 11
Views: 1939

Re: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND VAT

At CH once, we had some rather suspiciously sweet burgers, c. 1980-1981, and I recall wondering if they might have been made from horse meat, which I understood to be 'sweeter' than beef. I suppose that now I'll never neigh, er.. know. Is that what prompted your forum name, Mr Ed? https://imgix.ran...
by marty
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Fionna Bruce Show.
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: The Fionna Bruce Show.

Thanks Otter. Ya boo sucks to Julian.
by marty
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why does Eton make headlines....?
Replies: 18
Views: 2823

Re: Why does Eton make headlines....?

I once saw a splendid Eton-related put-down. It was a BBC Question Time, with Dimblebore as chairman and Rees-Mogg as one of the panelists. The subject of Eton was being discussed and Dimblebore made a very disparaging comment on the school and parents who were well-off sending their children there...