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NO SWEARING

NO SWEARING

Sajid Javid has proposed that all holders of public office should take an oath of allegiance to British values. What those values are, or represent, is not specifically defined but some ribald suggestions have surfaced on the internet  from warm pints of bitter to mushy peas. Given

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Whither Arlene, Ruth and Boris?

Whither Arlene, Ruth and Boris?

 Pupils seeking examples of irony for their Higher English prelims should forsake Shakespeare and read Tim Shipman’s book , ‘All Out War’; it is a Brexit tale  that deftly describes the deals, betrayals and broken promises that laid low much of the recognisable, political class in Britain.

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Grammar Schools – the Great Divide

Grammar Schools – the Great Divide

‘ The Prime Minister should stop “obsessing” about grammar schools and order a massive expansion of vocational education to address skills shortages that will worsen after Brexit’; not my words but those of Michael Wilshaw, the Head of Ofsted, whose job is to advise the Government on standards

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BREXIT – Should I be rejoicing?

BREXIT – Should I be rejoicing?

Conflicted probably best summarises my thoughts in the aftermath of the Brexit Vote. Given the trajectory of my political and social development , I should be unspeakably delighted that GB jumped off a cliff into the mire on June 23rd; the very public humiliation of a British Prime

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OUR DUTY TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

OUR DUTY TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

There was a collection in church today for the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF). It is intended to relieve famine conditions which threaten 12million people in seven countries of Southern Africa. The El Nino weather phenomenon, one of the worst in 50 years, has caused intense

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One law for……

One law for……

Redundancy payments to Cameron’s political aides, as he left Downing St., are a glaring example of the chasm between the rights of most workers and those of the extremely rich.  Before packing Samantha and   the children off to their new £17m,  you scratch my back,  freebie home

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