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by rockfreak
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

In reply to Loringa, the state sector is struggling precisely because it's being deliberately and cynically starved of cash by a right wing government. Teachers and parents having to pitch in to help with classroom duties and cleaning. The reason of course is that so many of those in positions of po...
by rockfreak
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

Yes I accept the differences between directly state paid as against independent practitioners but if private schools are abolished where will they go? They'll be effectively state employees because there won't be any other work. In today's Thatcherite world I suppose they'll be the pedagogic equival...
by rockfreak
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

Well if Labour get elected they may abolish charitable status of private schools and then where would CH be? Interestingly it was two Tory politicians who mooted the idea in 1944. Churchill (Harrow) who wanted to dilute the schools by flooding them with assisted places (although still keeping the b...
by rockfreak
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Bursaries Shmursaries

I've just received a letter from the proverbial Simon asking me for a contribution for a bursary to CH. He clearly doesn't keep up to date with these sites because otherwise he'd have discovered that I've been banned from the official CHOBA site by an uptight, haughty, professional PR woman who is p...
by rockfreak
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 537
Views: 57012

Re: Politics

I thought they were suppressed back in the middle ages by some monarch or other. Dr Scuffil would have been able to tell us all about it.
by rockfreak
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 537
Views: 57012

Re: Politics

Sorry to disappoint you but I've never surfed the internet looking for exotic eastern ladies or indeed any other. So the sudden appearance of these ads is as much a puzzle to me as to you. But I know from my very distant, and brief, time in the advertising industry that the denizens of these agencie...
by rockfreak
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 537
Views: 57012

Re: Politics

John, this country's tradition is parliamentary democracy, not referendums. I believe that in Switzerland, where there are more referendums, civil servants and constitutional lawyers get together and devise the final wording of the referendum ballot paper so that the citizens are more au fait with t...
by rockfreak
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 537
Views: 57012

Re: Politics

Freaky does it again. Another letter in the Guardian today (Thurs), questioning whether another election is much use in discerning public opinion on Brexit, where people may decide to vote on other issues. Theresa May held the 2017 election supposedly on Brexit in order to give herself a better majo...
by rockfreak
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Andrew Fawcett R.I.P.
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Andrew Fawcett R.I.P.

I seem to remember that Ken came from Hassocks and had a single mother at the time. I've lost touch with just about everyone and would love to know a bit more about what happened to them and indeed what they thought about boarding school education. Perhaps their absence from this site answers that q...
by rockfreak
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Andrew Fawcett R.I.P.
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Andrew Fawcett R.I.P.

Andrew Fawcett was a friend of mine in Col B. We had animated arguments about football. He was Crystal Palace, I was Tottenham. Our lot seemed to spend as much time debating football and the latest pop music as we did academic subjects. My house captain in my last year was a lovely chap called Bob L...
by rockfreak
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

My opinion is that that with the politicisation of the Church by the Emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD the RC church ceased to be credible as a Christian institution. When does any religion become credible? At what point does a religion cease to be a cult and become a religion? Actually, so...
by rockfreak
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

The monks were probably all rat-assed on Benedictine.
by rockfreak
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 1900

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

I'm glad to hear that someone else is aged and not rich as Croesus, MidA15. Living here in Kent, our main problem these days is keeping cool.
by rockfreak
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
Replies: 17
Views: 1698

Re: IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Here's Freaky's take on proverbs. "Those who send their children away from the home to be brought up by strangers will to some extent always be putting them at risk."
by rockfreak
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Graham Norton Show
Replies: 21
Views: 3418

Re: Graham Norton Show

I'm sorry, I'm just totally adrift of modern day pop music. These days I watch You Tube videos of old 60s and 70s acts that I grew up with. Tonight it was the Tedeschi Trucks Band: Susan Tedeschi who's a really good white US blues-styled singer who's been around for years, and Butch Trucks, one of ...