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by Otter
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Christmas Greetings

We here we are on the 25th and my young son exclaimed this morning that now there are only 11 months left and he can't wait until Christmas!

Hope everyone has had a good new year so far.
by Otter
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 116
Views: 24048

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

I am gutted that neither Poulten, Ciarcross or Sillet have had to answer for what happened at CH. Although I have forgiven them, along with my abusers. Yes, this is a scandal in itself. After the facts that emerged repeatedly across the numerous criminal trials, it is also unacceptable to me that S...
by Otter
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freaky in the FT
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Freaky in the FT

But Brexit is an act of faith more than anything else; there are true believers who simply don't care about the realities. The World will eventually learn to live with Covid but the realities of Brexit will be with us for a long, long time. I'm not one of those fervent Rejoiners, I am trying to be ...
by Otter
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freaky in the FT
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Freaky in the FT

Ed. I got totally pissed off with the EU and those who ran it. The UK was always the lesser dog, with its ministers dumped in minority roles. What, other than, for example, Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy? I've just checked the list of ...
by Otter
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freaky in the FT
Replies: 29
Views: 1167

Re: Freaky in the FT

Delighted to see that a Polish politician has at last admitted that Germany is trying to turn the EU into the Fourth Reich. It's the Polish government that is trying to make its country more akin to a Reich , and the EU that is trying to prevent it. The Polish government want a Hong Kong-style medi...
by Otter
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse
Replies: 109
Views: 7206

Re: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse

robert totterdell wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:20 am His sentencing has been adjourned to 30th November 2021 pending the availability of the Prosecution Barrister. He is on Remand.
Did this happen today, or has it been further delayed?
by Otter
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'
Replies: 48
Views: 1993

Re: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'

I didn't realise there was originally a different meaning of the term "non-foundationer". I always understood it to mean a pupil who had a parent (or sometimes two) as a member of staff, and so slept at their own home on-site and did not board.
by Otter
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'
Replies: 48
Views: 1993

Re: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'

For me, it begs the questions which other forms of perceived 'privilege' should the school cover? Just to note (as a white person from a low-income background), being white is definitely a privilege in this country; there is nothing alleged or perceived about it. Even a white person from a poor fam...
by Otter
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'
Replies: 48
Views: 1993

Re: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'

CH itself was diversity training for me, coming from a totally white rural area.

And typical lazy journalism of course to describe it without qualification as a £36,000-a-year school.
by Otter
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse
Replies: 109
Views: 7206

Re: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse

I agree with the view that the families are totally innocent and also victims in a different way. I do remember that one of Husband's relatives went on the Old Blues Facebook group after Husband's conviction to proclaim Husband's innocence and to attempt to undermine the victims' credibility. I woul...
by Otter
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Burr released
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Burr released

But this is standard practice? A release at the midway point based on good behaviour and other such measurables? One assumes that despite a formal parole hearing there are appropriate controls to govern his movement and conduct. For the majority of immediate custodial sentences, release comes autom...
by Otter
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Release of Roger Martin
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: Release of Roger Martin

My concern is will he be able to carry on with young people in say the Scouts (his affiliation at and post CH)? Will they check? . Just noticed this which is old The answer is a very definite YES, they will check. In addition a person is generally introduced by a neighbour etc. so his or her neighb...
by Otter
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse
Replies: 109
Views: 7206

Re: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse

Is he related to the former Peele matron with the same surname? why, you dragging her into this one now...lol...? Not at all and apologies if it appears so. I knew and liked her. Hoping that this is not the case. I have also wondered if Husband is related to the lovely matron of the same name who w...
by Otter
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse
Replies: 109
Views: 7206

Re: Ben Breakwell convicted of abuse

Is he related to the former Peele matron with the same surname?
by Otter
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Who would you Shop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1600

Re: Who would you Shop?

In my position as a university professor in the USA, I’m a mandated reporter. That means that any incident of emotional, physical or sexual abuse involving a student, postdoctoral researcher or staff member that I hear about, whether rumor or statement of fact, or reported by the victim or some con...