Sign my petition. EU Divorce Bill. No more payments without proper accounting

Sign my petition https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/UK_Government_EU_Divorce_Bill_No_more_payments_without_proper_accounting/ Alarming figures of £50 billion and £100 billion have been bandied about. We were tricked by Ted Heath into voting to remain in an unelected super‐state rather than a common market. Should demands such as these … Continue reading

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Horrified by parents who allowed their daughter to die?

Go to Libby Purves article, published last January, and also read the comments. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-cant-hide-from-the-dark-side-of-adoption-wlfhp8hs0 Why can we not address the problem of unsuitable adults who inflict themselves as “parents” on babies who are necessarily vulnerable and dependent?  

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Terrified by teachers – a new book to overcome fear and failure

Last year it was a boy who was predicted a U for his English GCSE, now it’s a girl who is frightened about her SATs tests. Exam results are such a badge of honour for schools and those who manage … Continue reading

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Fecundity gone feral – pregnancy a way of life

We learnt recently that the British Pregnancy Advisory Service has criticised the charity Pause, which sets out to help such women for “undermining the autonomy of a group of women who already have little control over their lives,” by insisting that those … Continue reading

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Social workers and teachers fail troubled kids

Social workers have recently come under fire for deriding the benefits of state boarding schools and their ability to provide a good education as well as a stable and orderly social environment. Their opposition has denied such opportunities to youngsters who desperately … Continue reading

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Every violent teenager has two parents

In The Times earlier this week Rachel Sylvester refers to a horrific rise in teenage violence and wants the police, schools and social workers to address the matter. This is too late. The matter needs to be addressed before the children … Continue reading

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Mercy Killing on the battlefield

In The Times last week two former soldiers attempted to lead readers towards a better understanding of circumstances where mercy killing takes place. Neal Acheson wrote that he is “Tired of hearing that nobody can conceive what it’s like,” and continues, “Of … Continue reading

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Trident missile mishap

Two concerns here. 1.The missile was aimed at the US and failed to reach its target. Did it run out of fuel – oil prices are rising. Was it aimed without due care? Has someone been sacked? Would it matter if it had hit its … Continue reading

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Writing – two bits of encouragement – fiction and non-fiction.

Firstly, a tutor in York has tried out the first four chapters of What, How and Why. This is her reaction:- Awesome – I love this and would definitely buy it. I’d also recommend it to my tutees, particularly years … Continue reading

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Achtung. UKIP wants us to “hail” its new leader

Better to “welcome” the new leader, surely. Our grandparents’ generation, as keen to protect our country as ever UKIP is, heard that word mis-used menacingly so much in their youth that when spelt heil it continues to resonate today with … Continue reading

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