Posts Tagged ‘ Read and Weep ’

“Shut Up”, He Explained…

November 12, 2014 6 Comments
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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the county council should stop its “endless grumbling” over free school meals. Taking a leaf out of Obama’s book, there, Nick? ‘You won’, right? The Liberal Democrat leader visited Oxford to promote the policy yesterday, and ate breakfast with children from local primary schools and Raymond Blanc at the chef’s Brasserie Blanc restaurant in Walton Street. I’m assuming that’s not their usual venue?…

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Oh, Right, Clearly It’s All Britain’s Fault…

November 8, 2014 9 Comments
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…for not realising you were backward savages, and not decent human beings: Omar Al-Mukhtar, a Libyan cadet at the base but not one of those implicated in the crimes, said Libyan soldiers thought the men accused of assault had been treated badly. He told the BBC that he felt “there is no problem”. Mr Al-Mukhtar added that there had been conflict between British and Libyan soldiers at the base and…

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UK Border Force – Tough On Parrots, Tough On The Causes Of Parrots…

November 5, 2014 3 Comments
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The couple checked whether they needed a CITES permit for Becky but received a categorical assurance from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency that they did not. But upon arriving in the UK, Becky was seized by Border Force officials who said she did need one. A CITES permit, which is inexpensive and easy to obtain, cannot be applied for retrospectively so Andrew and David have had to instruct…

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How Do You Know People Like Sarah Campbell Are Vegan?

October 18, 2014 11 Comments
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They tell you. And tell you, and tell you, and tell you: As I started explaining my new dietary choice to the people in my life who had noticed I wasn’t partaking of my two favourite foods (cheese and more cheese), barely an eyebrow was raised. But when I mentioned that my two and a half-year-old son would be joining me on a vegan diet, it was a different story.…

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Jane Merrick Thinks There’s A Magical Money Tree…

October 16, 2014 11 Comments
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Stop maligning stay-at-home mothers. Instead, let’s throw some cash at them. Don’t we already? Isn’t there child benefit to consider? Also unemployment benefit, should they not have a husband whose wage is keeping them?? Oh, but you want more, don’t you? You want them to have a wage… For the 2m stay-at-home parents, it might be easy to dismiss their contribution to GDP – after all, some may say, why…

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Gaby Hinsliff Fails To Recognise Who Is Doing The Bullying…

October 6, 2014 12 Comments
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Nobody should be bullied into wearing something to prove their allegiance to a country, whether it’s a bracelet or a red poppy or a saltire in face paint. She’s referring to the ribbing Miliband got for not wearing the latest craze – bracelets to show support for a cause. She has a point. And nor, arguably, should they be bullied out of wearing something. And again, I’d usually agree. This…

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All Your Kids Are Belong To Us! Again

September 20, 2014 8 Comments
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Angry dad Adam Martin, 31, has now taken his three children, Harry, four, George, five and Amelia, seven, out of the school after losing all faith over the lunch dispute. Gas engineer Adam said: “I feel like our freedom of choice has been taken away. Yup! Because it has. And they are totally cool with it. More than that, they’re proud of it… Milefield Primary School are proud of their…

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Cognitive Dissonance At ‘The Guardian’…

September 10, 2014 2 Comments
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Cognitive Dissonance At ‘The Guardian’…

First headline: Well, who could argue with this? Second headline, same day: Hmmm. Maybe the first will come to pass when we stop treating humans as disposable..?

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If A Tapeworm Could Speak…

September 2, 2014 5 Comments
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…we now know how it would sound: The new school term will mark the start of the Government initiative offering free lunches to to reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils to ensure pupils get a nutritious meal. The schools are expected to offer a hot meals option or cold lunches until their kitchens are able to cope with the demands of extra school meals every day. Yes, it’s the Clegg…

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The Samaritans Can Go Get Stuffed!

August 29, 2014 10 Comments
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The Samaritans have told tweeters to “think carefully” about what they type when their transport is delayed by suspected suicides. Because, apparently, the thing to do when you are delayed on the rail network because some selfish bastard has thrown himself (or, rarely, herself) in front of your train is to utter only sympathetic noises. Friends and loved ones tweeted emotional messages following the death of 21-year-old Abdu Hemmaida, of…

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Was It The Booze What Done It, Judge..?

August 13, 2014 2 Comments
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…or was it the increasingly lax justice system? Yesterday, as Sheppard was jailed after admitting murder, a judge made a scathing attack on parents who allow teenagers to drink underage. Judge Neil Ford, QC, said Sheppard and the girls had earlier drunk ‘a large quantity of quite strong alcohol’ at one of the girls’ houses. Despite the girl’s mother being present, the group had been allowed to get drunk on…

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

August 7, 2014 2 Comments
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Rebecca Schiller hyperventilates: Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale seems to have moved from fiction to prophecy, with news of a court case in England that could lead to the prosecution of women who drink alcohol while pregnant. Oh noes! Can’t women be free to harm their unborn babies without some squaresville court stepping in? What have we come to as a society? The case, which is largely concerned…

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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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So…The Customer Is Always Right?

July 17, 2014 1 Comment
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So…The Customer Is Always Right?

Young attractive furl discovered during the World Cup and signed up for top modelling job. Hurrah, right? But wait… She has a hobby. A pastime. A perfectly legal one. Doesn’t matter: Well, you sat, that’s up to L’Oreal, they know their customer base. But…do they? Well, I guess L’Oreal is happy to chase the moron dollar…

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Ghastly Harpies…

June 30, 2014 7 Comments
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…by which, for once, I don’t mean the harridans of the Labour front bench, but the ‘anti-rape activists’ who are whining that a false-rape alleger has finally got a decent sentence: There was anger from women’s rights campaigners who claimed that such severe sentences would put off rape victims from going to the police for fear they could face prosecution if allegations were not proven. There were cries of “Shame”…

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