Why is it that I don’t have the right to edit posts in threads that I’ve started ? The edit link is there but apparently I don’t have the right to actually edit stuff. Does this just apply to me or is it general ?

Good piece on the Spectator Coffee House blog site.

Francis Maude on reforming the civil service so that it can deal with Brexit. At least that’s what the title says. In fact it is a fairly far reaching analysis of flaws in the system that many of us have already suspected.


Political Correctness.

I wonder if the rise in political correctness is linked to the fact that we are living further and further away from nature. In times past when folk lived by the seasons and off the land (no out of season strawberries at Tesco) there wasn’t room for such nonsense.

Of course they had religion to contend with, but that’s not quite the same thing.

Another Gee Whiz Idea

There’s been a lot of fuss recently over the regrading of exam results i.e. going from A*,A, B, C, D, E, F (or something) ┬áto grades 1 to 9 with 9 being the highest. This is not a subject that I have ever really concerned myself with. All the exams I’ve taken since leaving school were pass or fail with the pass mark being 70% so anything more was wasted effort. Continue reading “Another Gee Whiz Idea”