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by Avon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 25
Views: 1039

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Daily Mail quickest to publish: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6950745/Gary-Dobbie-chaplain-Christs-Hospital-School-Horsham-court-child-sex-abuse.html Site tradition demands that someone objects to the Daily Hate’s quoting of full fees (or an approximation). The simple fact is that the me...
by Avon
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH bans free speech
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: CH bans free speech

So you went over there, in your first few posts you swung it around a bit, got a bit ad hom, and are now surprised when you get short shrift?

I share your total amazement and outrage, I really do.
by Avon
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH 1552 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: CH 1552 Project

The first of a series of quadrennial books through to the quincentenary asking questions perhaps coupled to open quadrennial "Governor's Conferences" in Big School. One idea being the establishment of a "Christ's Hospital Group" of state and independent schools with a mission to advance educational...
by Avon
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 60
Views: 2388

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

(see my previous post elsewhere quoting Gen Wesley Clark of the Pentagon). You didn’t ‘quote’ Clark. You ascribed an unattributable story to him, which the rest of the interweb hasn’t really picked up on. This is how people create false narratives. It’s despicable and you and your ilk should be cal...
by Avon
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Squeaker John Bercow
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Squeaker John Bercow

He knows his job, and his judgement seems sound. There’s good proof however that he’s a bully and a bit of a prick.

Traitor? That’s a word a lot of gammons seem to be using very loosely at the moment...
by Avon
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital

Some of the wiser pupils put through ‘Gaia week’ are likely to observe that the ice caps continue to melt despite all the sniping, intrigue and academic politics revealed above. They may prefer to listen to people capable of making change rather than talking about it?
by Avon
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 60
Views: 2388

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

Without bothering to engage with it point by point, Avon says that my post is arrant bollocks. I suppose that this is the kind of chortling response that ex-public schoolboys and Bullingdon boys like Boris Johnson would say about something they disagreed with but were too lazy to engage with. Like ...
by Avon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 26
Views: 742

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

J.R. wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Avon wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:54 am
What oh what would CMES have done, JR?
One can only but wonder !!

I had very few dealings with him but always found him rather enigmatic, puffing his pipe. Wouldn't be allowed today.
Sillett used to smoke cigars during prep. Foul things - quite befitting the man really.
by Avon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 60
Views: 2388

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

Firstly, no big country goes into another for any length of time for the good of the indigenous population. There is always something they want. Oil, gold, minerals or to keep a trade route open. This is the raison d'etre behind Afghanistan and Iraq. You talk about refugees flowing hither and thith...
by Avon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 26
Views: 742

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

What oh what would CMES have done, JR?
by Avon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 221
Views: 17893

Re: Who Knew What?

J.R. wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:31 pm
So I think we all have to agree that after the leadership of Clarence M.E. Seaman ended, the rot set in.
Phew, ‘What would Seaman have done?’ post. Back on form, JR.
by Avon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 485
Views: 45593

Re: Politics

Will Jezza go down with his ship AND his red flag ?? One can only hope. No more or less than the Maybot will go down with her ship and her blue flag. Brexit aside, which party is more likely to deal with homelessness, food banks, inequality, sky-high rents, a dysfunctional social security system an...
by Avon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 485
Views: 45593

Re: Politics

Totally wasted. No other country seems to need them. What's special about them? You tell me - you’re the one trying to put words in our collective mouth by implying everybody on this site save you is in support of the public school system. Another flaw of yours, twisting a topic to a favourite agen...
by Avon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 485
Views: 45593

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 ...
by Avon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 485
Views: 45593

Re: Politics

You snotty, aggravating, pompous, insulting boarding school prigs drove him off the site in exasperation. If I’m to be labelled as insulting, I might as well enjoy myself... Your style on this site is bewildering; both leveraging and eschewing your scholastic past to the point that’s frankly bi-pol...