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1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - As youth unemployment ... · 1 reply · +1 points

This author clearly thinks that only problems that affect her exist.

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Patrick Timms: Blame t... · 9 replies · +1 points

All the teachers I know are workshy whiners who think the education system exists for their benefit. But I only know a dozen or so.

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - What is the current st... · 11 replies · +1 points

If you look hard in today's BBC's live coronavirus story you'll find, buried as well as possible, the news that the UK is conducting twice as many tests as Germany, France and Spain. A little bit of good news.

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Politic... · 0 replies · +1 points

I agree with this. But I would add that nowadays the public are so entitled that it is expected that no-one should suffer any consequences ever, even when it is obvious that there are consequences to be borne somewhere. Are the quangos more useless than historically, or are media and public expectations just more impossible now?

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Phil Taylor: When 88 p... · 0 replies · +1 points

Obviously there shouldn't have been a U turn. Thats just stirring up huge trouble for next year. But equally they should have prepared the ground better. It's not like this wasn't entirely predictable, as everyone else has said.

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - This week's GCSE resul... · 0 replies · +1 points

If they had announced the results a couple of months ago there would have been time for the appeals process to sort the outliers out before University term started.

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - This week's GCSE resul... · 0 replies · +1 points

In Scotland where they let predicted grades stand they were up 24%. So they are going to have a bit of a problem next year assuming exams are back on and results are 20% lower.

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: The lack of... · 0 replies · +1 points

And remember that they still took payment for exams that weren't set or marked.

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - "Relight the economy, ... · 7 replies · +1 points

There is almost no possibility of a second total lockdown being ordered, irrespective of the severity of a second wave. If a second wave turns out to be particularly devastating then with hindsight people might say that we should have had a second total lockdown.

1 year ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Nick Gibb: Fair grades... · 0 replies · +1 points

What Scotland did, allowing teachers to just invent grades, was ridiculous. What are they going to do next year when exam-tested highera grades are 20% lower? Bunch of clowns.