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by loringa
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 62
Views: 2412

Re: Brexit

I’d always hoped that we’d flush Ulster as a medieval aberration on the UK, not end up envying it as it passed to Eire and the EU. A.C.M Sir Mike Wigston might be unhappy if you make it harder for him to get spares for his Tucanos. Not a problem - the Tucano was retired by the RAF in October 2019 a...
by loringa
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 893

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

Ultimately it has to be the child's choice, without any influence, but I personally wouldn't encourage anybody if similar opportunities were available locally and were affordable. Sending a child off to boarding school because it is cheaper and means we can still go on holiday and dad doesn't have ...
by loringa
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 62
Views: 2412

Re: Brexit

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/23/brexit-hit-firms-advised-government-officials-set-up-shop-in-eu Absolutely damning. Far from taking back control, firms will need to invest in the EU just to survive and lay off UK jobs to do it Another Brexit shambles buteven the Brexiteers surely c...
by loringa
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 893

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

Fair enough if you think a socialist should not privately educate their children, but should they use private healthcare, or private tutoring? What is the difference there, in essence? Should a socialist use public healthcare if they can afford private healthcare? I ask this as this particular ques...
by loringa
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 893

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

Pe.A wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:50 pm Curious - when did CH first admit FFPs...?
It was after my time and I left in 1980. I seem to remember it being discussed along with the forthcoming merger with Hertford so possibly mid 1980s?
by loringa
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 893

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

I was actually referring to the new Drama building. OK so it is similar to the Globe and will (may) not age but how many Mastermind programmes will actually cover its expenses? The 'new' theatre and arts centre were actually opened in 1973 so probably don't qualify as new anymore. :D Actually, it h...
by loringa
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 893

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

If CH has decided to take itself out of the state educational system and "relieve" the state of having to educate these kids then that is CH's worry. If CH has decided to follow Eton and Harrow and build state-of-the-art facilities and employ loads of specialist coaches to staff them in o...
by loringa
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Covid 19 Hardship Fund
Replies: 44
Views: 893

Re: Covid 19 Hardship Fund

What's so special about the underprivileged pupils at Christ's Hospital? There are underprivileged people all over the country. For goodness' sake, what is so 'special' about kids at Christ's Hospital is that not only are they under-priviledged but the Government, having been relieved of the respon...
by loringa
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 62
Views: 2412

Re: Brexit

Both Brexiteers and former Remainers may find this analysis of interest. It was written by a colleague whose background is in the City: There is a view emerging in the City that Brexit could be a “hard “ Brexit in all but name. A new analysis of the UK’s Brexit deal has dubbed the agreement with the...
by loringa
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 62
Views: 2412

Re: Brexit

Well, it's day 12 of life after the EOTP. Things are certainly more difficult with Northern Ireland especially suffering shortages on the supermarket shelves but there also seem to be increased queues at the ports with loads being turned back on both sides of the Channel. Things have definitely beco...
by loringa
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Brexit

Thank you Scrub - that was most interesting and good to hear from someone who seems to have a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the consequences of Brexit. At least we have a deal of sorts, however flawed, and I suspect it was the best we could have hoped for seeing as the EU hold most of ...
by loringa
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Christmas 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Christmas 2020

I hope it is as Happy and Peaceful as it can be for you all in these strange circumstances in which we find ourselves. Just to bring us back on topic I hope everyone had as good a day yesterday as possible and, for those who moved into Tier 4 this morning, things are not too painful. There are glim...
by loringa
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Brexit

Not before 2 May 2024 I fear.
by loringa
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Webb and sexual abuse at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 3182

Re: Webb and sexual abuse at CH

I cannot accept that the police would accept a certificate from a man walking in off the street; IF there were a need to, knowing of your visit they could easily contact Kuwait for verification. I should repeat that when I could have been employed by an education authority they would not try to get...
by loringa
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 62
Views: 2412

Re: Brexit

Well it looks like the Prime Minister has failed to secure a deal of any sorts and we will reach the EOTP with no agreements in place. The oven ready deal seems to have been more of an over ready turkey but I don't imagine Mr Johnson will be dwelling on that too much. So I would like to extend my th...