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Good piece on the Spectator Coffee House blog site.

September 15, 2017 3 comments

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.

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/09/how-to-reform-the-civil-service-so-it-can-cope-with-brexit/

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Political Correctness.

September 3, 2017 24 comments

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.

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Another Gee Whiz Idea

August 29, 2017 8 comments

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)  to 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. Read more…

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Practice what you preach

August 27, 2017 10 comments

We are always being told that chocolate bars, crisps, fizzy drinks etc are bad for us. So why is this in the waiting area of a local A&E.

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For the non academic members.

August 25, 2017 13 comments

This fascinating stuff an excellent example of how us non academic folk go about things although Mr Sauzedde is way out of my class.

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School Days

August 4, 2017 19 comments

I attended HMS Worcester (aka Thames Nautical Training College) from 1959 – 63 so was there when this film was made, although can’t recall it being made. Notice the absence of life jackets and Health and Safety. There is no sound and that might be a good thing particularly during the parts about the ship’s band.

 

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Please remove me from this site.

July 25, 2017 29 comments

This is a message to the tosser who administers this site. Please remove me from it. I have deleted all my posts however WordPress doesn’t make it easy to delete the chariot as of my sites. I’m sure that you’ll be pleased to oblige.

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No one says it like George Galloway.

July 18, 2017 5 comments

The following text is a cut and paste of an article by George Galloway on some dodgy website, complete with a link to an advert and anything else that may have been there at the time Jazz copied it, like malicious code.   I have removed all the dodgy bits but let the piece remain, for now.   Not one single word of it was written by Jazz.

If you do this again Jazz, I shall remove the post and you immediately.   On Boadicea’s site, you follow the rules – or perish. – Prasutagus

“The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

WB Yeates epic poem “The Second Coming” was all I could think of as I watched the second coming of Tony Blair this weekend. Read more…

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Steyn interviews Douglas Murray author of ‘The Strange Death of Europe’

June 24, 2017 3 comments

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That’s the way it crumbles.

June 23, 2017 3 comments

Excerpt  from a book review in this week’s Spectator.  The book is called:

That’s the Way it Crumbles: The American Conquest of the English Language

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