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by scrub
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 585
Views: 61902

Re: Politics

There hasn't been a post on this thread for a while but I'm assuming Julian hasn't imposed a period of purdah! No purdah as far as I can tell, I just assume that people are finding the entire debacle as uninspiring as I am and are finding literally anything else to comment on! I live in a very safe...
by scrub
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 585
Views: 61902

Re: Politics

An easy answer. Make voting compulsory, but add 'NONE OF THE ABOVE' at the bottom of ballot papers. There are places where, if NOTA exceeds 50%, the election has to be rerun and none of the original candidates can stand again I like it, but given the calibre of our current choices, we'd soon run ou...
by scrub
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 585
Views: 61902

Re: Politics

As to how to vote in the forthcoming election, at this stage I honestly don't know. I am thoroughly disillusioned with them all and I am someone who has always had an interest in politics. A spoilt paper is probably favourite at the moment. Interesting to read your reasoning, thanks for that. I don...
by scrub
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 585
Views: 61902

Re: Politics

Now that Boris appears to have sold Mrs May's deal to Parliament, albeit with a bit of a tweak on the backstop, The Farrago seems now to be calling on his wide-eyed loons to reject it. From what I gather, Johnson's deal is the one that May rejected on the grounds that it would likely lead to the br...
by scrub
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 585
Views: 61902

Re: Politics

Is it an imprisonable offence if we can get him here and make a citizen's arrest? As amusing as that is to imagine, sadly, the UK cops couldn't even interview as US citizen about a hit and run without a media campaign about it. The chance of anyone getting within a mile of that fella is pretty slim...
by scrub
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 585
Views: 61902

Re: Politics

The only clear outcome from all of this is that in 10-20 years time, anyone studying or teaching English, History, PPE, Game Theory, and/or journalism (and many other disciplines) is going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding case studies to examine. Not that it's a huge amount of comfor...
by scrub
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 585
Views: 61902

Re: Politics

My problem is who to vote for? It's times like this I miss the Australian system. Compulsory voting, elections only ever held on the weekend, preferential voting in the lower house, and proportional representation in the upper house. It's not perfect, but it represents the electorate fairly well an...
by scrub
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 585
Views: 61902

Re: Politics

For those of us on the other side of the Atlantic, what is going on? Does BJ think an election would give him a clear majority? What is the rationale (if any) behind the support of other parties? I understand I may get very different answers from various members. Bit of a long post, and also just m...
by scrub
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Former teacher, Tom Snook
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Former teacher, Tom Snook

I remember Tom Snook. If my memory serves, he was one of those teachers you either really liked or were a little scared of. Or both. Good teacher, minimal tolerance for people messing about or wasting his time. I remember his as a very straightforward, no BS, type of guy. As long as you tried, even ...
by scrub
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is the impact of a CH education?
Replies: 31
Views: 2140

Re: What is the impact of a CH education?

I don't get any of these emails. I remember that someone from the OB office (or whatever it was called) got in touch with me just after I left. I told them I was leaving the country and wasn't interested in the place. They didn't push it. They haven't sent any of this stuff to my sister either, alth...
by scrub
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is private education overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 2214

Re: Is private education overrated?

Is private education overrated? If we look around at the majority of people in political parties, big businesses, financial entities, journalism, etc, there is a certain sameness to their education path that suggests that, if your goal for your child is to see them in one of these places, then priv...
by scrub
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 7435

Re: Alcohol

Ergo; don't assume the word alcohol was directly related to grooming at CH. Any arguments on either side? Agree with Marty in that context is key when talking about alcohol and CH. There's a notable difference between the dispensing of alcohol by Dobbie and the "one and done" drinks with a housemas...
by scrub
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 4261

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

I may be naive, but I think there’s much more general awareness on the part of the kids themselves over what’s right, wrong, normal and inappropriate - along with a much stronger ethos to trust the child by default. I'm not sure that kids have a noticeably better understanding of right and wrong th...
by scrub
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 7435

Re: Here's a hypothetical

McCall's name keeps coming up. He appears to have either died or gone abroad. One can't help thinking he will be happy to be as elusive as Lord Lucan. True. His name has cropped up, and he did leave abruptly. But i'd prefer to err on the side of caution if noone has come forward to press charges fo...
by scrub
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4997

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

richardb wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:22 pm
It has left many of us with feeling of helplessness and betrayal.
And anger. That's there too.