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Everything posted by manxman34

  1. Why not build a mega super cafe all around it, like Santa Maria degli Angeli near Assisi where the little church sits inside a much bigger one? Be a big attraction.
  2. The plural of lackey is lackeys. Was the OP unaware of this, I wonder, or was the spelling 'lackies' a deliberate pun, suggesting that the individuals concerned are somehow lacking? Either way, it's quite appropriate.
  3. The Children's champ could try to protect kids from the DESC who insist on inappropriate exams over the schools' heads, bugger about parents who choose to home school, provide shockingly poor services for young people with additional needs, no proper facilities for really disruptive pupils so everyone else suffers, and general underfunding because they'd rather suck up to the Thatcherite treasury than stand up to them. But a champ would have no chance, so forget it.
  4. Not just in Middle (and middle America) then?
  5. Indeed. And let's hope that there is no cost to the public purse.
  6. That your defence?
  7. Do you know what time she's open?
  8. People on here using 'left wing' as some sort of insult. We've had years of right wing rule and look where it's landed us.
  9. OK - suggest some. Do you not think they will have explored every option before making this politically embarrassing choice?
  10. I think a couple of posters on here may have been told not to go within a certain distance of schools...
  11. True story from last week. Teacher had one child left in her class. She said 'You're the only one without Covid in the class,' to which he replied, 'Yes, I'm the only one at home who hasn't got it too.'
  12. For a school to close, or send year groups home, the minister has to give approval. It is unlikely that he would be complicit in some sort of skive. Schools were meant to get funding to set up e-learning years ago, so any home learning could continue the curriculum properly, not just for mass sickness but also for children with long term illness etc. The government did not provide the funding, so each school had ad hoc arrangements that unsurprisingly were sometimes poor.
  13. Surely the wonderful mitigations we were told about should have protected them? Or maybe the odd open window and jar of hand gel didn't cut it...
  14. I learned Spanish with Fluenz - expensive, but good to get you started.
  15. Poster for the election we can't vote in
  16. Of course the OU don't do degrees in medicine or dentistry, but it's interesting that you take such a utilitarian view of education. It's the sort of thinking designed to help the lower order know their place. When universal free education was introduced, the idea was to teach the common folk just enough to make them useful to the bosses, but not fill their heads with nasty, subversive ideas about equality and such. It's a shame to see it surfacing still, outside the niche area of the most swivel-eyed tory loons.
  17. Is this linked to the rumour about an anaesthetist? I mean, if someone was asleep...
  18. More positively, the various drunks, bigots and loonies on News and Politics are reduced to shouting at clouds for a bit.
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