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by rockfreak
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 517
Views: 53491

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: 517
Views: 53491

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: 371

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: 371

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: 922

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: 922

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: 1672

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: 1590

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: 3206

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 ...
by rockfreak
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 517
Views: 53491

Re: Politics

Climate change may not be new but I don't believe there's much doubt that the events since the industrial revolution and the advent of mass production and consumption have massively hastened its advance. As far as climbing goes, I grew up after the war with tales of heroism and disaster on the North...
by rockfreak
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 517
Views: 53491

Re: Politics

I know the Lake District very well and I think it's some time since there were glaciers at Penrith. I used to go winter climbing in Scotland and even there, in my recent lifetime, the climbing and skiing conditions are not what they were.
by rockfreak
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 517
Views: 53491

Re: Politics

Wonderful typo in yesterday's Observer, in Will Hutton's article on Brexit: "The constitution does empower the monarch to assert fair play and the pubic interest..."
Who knew the old girl had this job along with all the others? I'd rather imagined this would be Boris's province.
by rockfreak
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

The University of Manchester has researched that everything the City of London gained for the exchequer in the boom years before 2007 was then massively wiped out by all the money that had to be paid to bail them out. And of course the economy has still not properly recovered. As far as the rest of ...
by rockfreak
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 23
Views: 2848

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

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by rockfreak
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Graham Norton Show
Replies: 21
Views: 3206

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 s...