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Well, Yes. And The Problem With This Is..?

June 29, 2015 11 Comments
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Large parts of England are about to become off-limits for tens of thousands of poorer families because of the planned cut in the annual benefit cap, David Cameron is being warned by housing experts. In the same way that Bentleys and yachts are ‘off limits’ to me, I suppose? Ministers argue that the policy – described as a “matter of fairness” by the Chancellor, George Osborne, and the Work and…

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Hypocrisy At ‘The Guardian’..? Well, I Never!

June 25, 2015 No Comments
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Marina Hyde on how awful we are to footballers: … in many quarters, outrage ensues. If it’s not Grealish, it’s Jack Wilshere having a fag in a pool in Vegas and I imagine it’ll be only days before Raheem Sterling lets himself, the headmaster and the whole school down. They’re “the type” aren’t they? The Victorian division between the deserving and the undeserving poor has been updated to give us…

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Remember This When Councils Whinge About ‘Tory Cuts’…

June 3, 2015 5 Comments
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Haringey Borough Council are offering people the opportunity to learn how to make healthier versions of their favourite takeaways. As part of the Healthy Haringey campaign, free cookery classes are taking place at Tottenham University Technical College this month. I… I just… Cllr Peter Morton, Haringey council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Everyone wants to eat healthily, but not all of us know how to cook tasty, nutritional…

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When You Know You Can Safely Ignore A Whinge By Michael Rosen…

March 8, 2015 10 Comments
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This Spag test was recommended with hardly a footnote of evidence and on a false premise – namely that spelling, punctuation and grammar questions have right and wrong answers. /facepalm This chin-stroking touchy-feely approach to teaching is the reason so many kids have no idea about possessive apostrophes or homonyms or of any of the other building blocks of grammar and punctuation. And also why they ‘write’ essays that are…

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White People! Just Give Up, You Can’t Win…

February 3, 2015 19 Comments
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People love to tell me that they often forget that I’m black. They say this with a sort of “a-ha!” look on their faces, as if their dawning ability to see my blackness was a gift to us both. When I point out that their eyesight had never left them, that my skin has never changed colors, and that they probably did not really forget that I am black, they…

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Do You Understand The Phrase ‘TMI’, Rose..?

January 28, 2015 17 Comments
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I’m on my period today. It’s day four so I’m barely bleeding, but I’m still wearing a sanitary pad. On day two – usually my heaviest bleeding day – I had to use four sanitary pads. When I went to the gym I also used a tampon as I was worried about leaking in my gym shorts. Still, I’ve only had to take one codeine tablet this month, plus a…

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Some Subsidies Are More Equal Than Others…

December 4, 2014 7 Comments
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Cheap TV licences will come to an end, under Labour plans – raising up to £1m a year for the region’s cash-starved police forces. The Opposition vowed to make applicants for TVs pay the full processing costs, after growing protests that they are being subsidised by taxpayers. Well, this won’t go down well with their voters, will it? Raising licencing costs for the poor, whose only pleasure in life is…

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‘Comforts’ Are A Human Right!

October 4, 2014 7 Comments
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Vonny Moyes (arts journalist and ‘social activist’) on redefining poverty: We’re not hiking five miles for a jug of dirty water; we have good samaritans like the Trussell Trust handing out “golden tickets” to those in need. All things being relative, we have systems in place that, despite allowing us to dangle perilously close to the bottom, keep us from falling into third-world hell. Our social safety nets imbue the…

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I Just Don’t Get It…

September 28, 2014 15 Comments
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The NHS is in crisis, right? ITV News can reveal how many hospital trusts are being forced to recruit from abroad as they struggle to staff their wards. We have staff shortages and these are compounded by infrastructure issues: Patients have been forced to wash using sick bowls, wait hours for a drink and use commodes in public view after they were moved onto an empty ward. About 20 patients…

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Mary Brandon – Feminism’s Answer To Timothy Treadwell…

September 6, 2014 9 Comments
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In a Facebook post which exposes the darker side of the annual street party “supposed to be about community and good vibes”… Ahahahahahaha! Is it really? Pull the other one! … Mary Brandon said she spent nine hours at hospital receiving treatment following the alleged assault. Ms Brandon encouraged others to raise awareness of her image and “get the word out that this isn’t OK”. Since being uploaded yesterday it…

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The ‘Telegraph’ Rolls Out Dr Max Pemberton To Show Doctors Aren’t Supercilious Authoritarians With A God Complex…

September 4, 2014 6 Comments
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…and I think it’s safe to say ‘Epic, monumental FAIL!’ on that one: Should the police be involved in the Kings’ case? Despite this being a painful and sensitive situation, I think it is only right that they are – for two reasons. First, we only have the parents’ say-so that Ashya is well. What they have done may be understandable, but it remains an unusual, extreme act, particularly given…

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You Can Have Freedom, But Only The Freedom To Be More Like Us…

August 19, 2014 2 Comments
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Many African countries are politically freer, more prosperous and with better educated populations than at the height of the notorious “big man” regimes: one-party states and military rulers that followed not long after independence. Great news! Right? Well, not entirely: But some leaders who were once seen as enlightened and enthusiastically embraced by the west as the “new breed”, and countries that claim to have embraced more democratic systems, are…

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Gary Younge Hails The Promised Dawning Of The Socialist Utopia!

August 17, 2014 3 Comments
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… the possibility that America’s third largest city might elect a union leader over an establishment Democrat marks a broader national shift towards progressive city politics. Across the country, from New York to Seattle and Boston to Pittsburgh, municipal authorities are swinging left. Hurrah! Onwards, comrades, to our glorious victory! But what could be the reason for this dropping of scales from eyes, so all can see the Glorious Shining…

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They View You As Livestock…

August 15, 2014 3 Comments
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…and this type of farmer gets upset when the livestock thrives without his interference: A Somerset man has set up his own temporary toll road after growing frustrated with a blocked commuter route between Bath and Bristol. Mike Watts is charging motorists £2 (£1 for motorbikes) to use his bypass, made from rolled chippings, with the A431 between Bath and Bristol not due to re-open until the end of 2014.…

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How Will Sacking Someone For Telling Truths You Don’t Want To Hear ‘Help Community Relations’, Then..?

July 23, 2014 3 Comments
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Joseph Wakim is outraged: Baird is not responsible for appointments made by his predecessor. Asking Alhadeff politely to resign for his comments, made at such a tense time, would be the moral thing to do. It would be pro-harmony. And what did he do? Well, so far as I can see, he refused to play the ‘Yeah, but…’ game… Wearing his CEO hat, Alhadeff issued a community update on 9…

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