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by Pe.A
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 11552

Re: Did anyone know?

Ajarn Philip wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:57 pm
richardb wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:09 pm
With 35+ years of listening to criminals (and it was a criminal act) minimising their actions, I rarely believe a word they say.
I'm guessing your talents led you in the direction of the prosecution rather than the defence. For the sake of defendants, I certainly hope so.
:lol:
by Pe.A
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

Thank you for posting this; it makes most interesting reading. If the state sector was universally excellent then we wouldn't need the independent sector in anything like the same way as we currently do. Getting rid of the latter most definitely would not lead to the former, however attractive a so...
by Pe.A
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 11552

Re: Did anyone know?

Whilst it would be nice to give people the benefit of the doubt, he came on this forum out of the blue and made a full confession to a criminal offence for which he could be imprisoned today if he were prosecuted and found guilty. There is no record of why he left. We are being asked to rely solely...
by Pe.A
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 11552

Re: Did anyone know?

You cannot assault pupils. Whatever the circumstances. We have a very self serving account from Durrant. On that account alone, he should never have been allowed to teach again. With 35+ years of listening to criminals (and it was a criminal act) minimising their actions, I rarely believe a word th...
by Pe.A
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

This article in London's Evening Standard was quite good https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/forget-scrapping-private-schools-to-win-votes-make-state-schools-soar-a4244986.html%3famp Thank you for posting this; it makes most interesting reading. If the state sector was u...
by Pe.A
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

If anyone's interested, there is a good-natured debate going on on the Old Blues Facebook site about this Labour proposal. Some interesting and salient points made from all sides. Would copy the link but FB blocked here at work! :shock: This article in London's Evening Standard was quite good https...
by Pe.A
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 11552

Re: Did anyone know?

No. There is sufficient evidence to suggest that there was institutional awareness of these things, such that, on occasion, a blind eye was turned. In at least one case the victim was silenced. It’s not enough to make the assumption that things have changed, that there are fundamentally nicer peopl...
by Pe.A
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1157

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

rockfreak wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Katharine wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:02 pm
Well if Labour get elected they may abolish charitable status of private schools and then where would CH be?

And the teachers will become employees of the state just as the doctors and clinicians became in 1948.
Apart from the doctors and clinicians in the private sector...
by Pe.A
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: New Victim comes forward
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: New Victim comes forward

Have they come forward to the police or to the school? Does it make any difference? The school would have to pass on any information and also press the person to contact the police so I suppose we have to assume the police are closely involved. Let's just leave the subject alone because anything wo...
by Pe.A
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:01 am
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." Might as well add football practice and cub/scout camps to that. In fact, don't let them leave the house. Although having said that,...
by Pe.A
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

"I believe the monks at Buckfast Abbey make their own tonic wine..." Indeed, they do - and it is very potent. It is the drink of choice in many bars in central Scotland, particularly Glasgow. Buckfast Abbey is just down the road from me and the monks are so proficient at money-making schemes that t...
by Pe.A
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

postwarblue wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:38 pm
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.
Really? What are you basing that on...?
by Pe.A
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

rockfreak wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:46 pm
The monks were probably all rat-assed on Benedictine.
I believe the monks at Buckfast Abbey make their own tonic wine...f
by Pe.A
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 537
Views: 57017

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. More like who thoug...
by Pe.A
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 6552

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

He said he couldn't remember most of the offences but could remember not offending for 5 years? Most people remember sexual contacts when they have lived and worked together. Why? Drink. Or a defence strategy (?) If he genuinely couldn't remember the incidents then there must have been a lot. I sus...