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by Pe.A
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 59782

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: 6696

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...
by Pe.A
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Graham Norton Show
Replies: 21
Views: 3495

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. I find myself doing the same, partly because so little of today’s music appeals to me, being so derivative (OMG, I realize I sound like my great-aunt). On the ...
by Pe.A
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1576

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

The letter is even handed, but staid. My feeling is that there is real nervousness about liability here. If the school ever goes close to admitting that there was organisational incompetence in the period of interest, then this needn’t be just about sexual abuse. There were some awful cases of bull...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Regarding the lying by omission: who in the world would voluntarily bring up something in a job interview that you knew would see your application fail? I would hedge that most or all job candidates lie by omission in this way. Not about hitting children, but about some personal or professional fla...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Observations... Vilified gets angry. Vilified lies. Vilified said that he lied by omission to get his next teaching job after leaving Christ's Hospital. (You cannot be honest and say that you lied when you told the truth to get your next job, of course). Vilified's erudition, half truths, and confe...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Now you're getting angry again, calm down. I have every right to ask you polite probing questions. I don't know you, have never met you, and a lot of what you have posted is unverifiable, so forgive me if I don't just roll over. And in response to another poster, anything I put on here I would quit...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Maybe I am on my own here but I don't like the tag team baiting Vilified has been subject to at all. He has answered some rigorous questions fully and expressed contrition. It should stop there. People rightly want transparency regarding the awful abuse that has blighted CH and to know why it was a...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

What has the conduct of others got to do with JR? Because it's myopic (perfect word, Howard) for someone with the following views about policing and discipline ... Bring back the good old days when they/we could clip 'em round the ear-'ole and take 'em home to Mum & Dad for another good walloping !...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

richardb wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 am
What has the conduct of others got to do with JR?
Nothing, per se. But the narkiness is just unnecessary...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

J.R. wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:26 am
stage crew wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:52 pm
J.R. wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:00 pm
All I can say in reply, vilified, that maybe teaching was not a career for you. Possibly the armed forces ? Even they are taught restraint these days.
This is an unworthy comment, in my opinion.
Why ?
Sarcastic and unnecessary...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

As I leave the scene, which I gladly do now, a final reminder as to why I involved myself in this highly unpleasant 'exchange of views' in the first place: 1. To quash vicious scurrilous speculation as to my reasons for leaving CH, which were contemptible and deeply offensive; 2. To put on record m...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Maybe I am on my own here but I don't like the tag team baiting Vilified has been subject to at all. He has answered some rigorous questions fully and expressed contrition. It should stop there. People rightly want transparency regarding the awful abuse that has blighted CH and to know why it was a...
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

richardb wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Vilified wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 pm
DazedandConfused wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Agreed. Your use of the term ‘special needs’ as an insult is pretty bl**dy offensive.
Yes, that was unacceptable.
So why did you do it? Can't you control yourself?
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Cheap shot. Unnecessary. How old are you...?
by Pe.A
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18283

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Thanks for mentioning the Guidelines. As you will have seen, your assault on the pupil merits custody, so can we stop trivialising it. You may not have intended the level of injury you caused, but you sure as hell intended to assault the lad. I am not trivialising it. I can see that a half-decent c...