TemerityDrax

TemerityDrax

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8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Marshall Tisdale: I'm ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Just a flying visit ... I'm still sworn off Con Home but I felt strongly compelled to issue a correction, having myself attended one of Sutton's two grammar schools. No, not the Girl's Grammar but instead Bishop Vesey at a time when the masters wore gowns and lobbed board rubbers.

Hope you're well and happy! Cheer-ho!

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Marshall Tisdale: I'm ... · 2 replies · +1 points

"Perhaps Owen Jones did not print your story because it does not quite ring true. Your social media presence indicates that you live in Sutton Coldfield. This is a place that I know – I started my working life there; my father was a head teacher their; a teenage girlfriend was a daughter of the head teacher of one of the main secondary schools in the area; I attended Sutton College. There is one grammar school in Sutton Coldfield. The other one became a technology college at around about the time that you were born"

Mr Tisdale is quite correct in asserting that there are *two* grammar schools in Sutton Coldfield. One is Bishop Vesey's Grammar School (which modified its relationship with the LEA to academy status in 2012) and the other is the Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls (aka The Brown Cows as they were known back in my day).

42 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: "Crime is at re... · 0 replies · +1 points

Marco

Delighted to hear you're on the mend. Fillet steak w/ asparagus in hospital? 5-star facilities!

See you in a short while

Cheers, Paul :-)

42 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: "Crime is at re... · 2 replies · +1 points

There was a young fellow from Rostov... er, best left there.

Hope you're feeling well and that you're recuperating nicely. Hospitals are seldom fun and it's always good to be home.

For myself, I've been feeling a bit jaded recently and I attribute this to overexposure to politics, Twitter, news sites and the like. So - rather like having a dry January off the booze I'm going to have a dry Feb/March off the web - or at least, those areas which elevate the blood pressure.

I'll see you back here in a month or so. Have a good one!

Bestest

Paul

42 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Laura Sandys: We need ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I think you're entirely correct that changing peoples' minds on web forums is a hopeless task, though there have been a couple of times when I've thought 'Oh. Perhaps I should reassess my position'.

In most cases, though, posts on political web sites are a continuation of war by other means. Sometimes (on forums other than ConHome) I go off-piste as a deliberate attempt to de-rail conflict between others. It doesn't work so well on ConHome because of the way that posts are nested (ugly).

In any event, I've been feeling a bit jaded recently and I attribute this to overexposure to politics, Twitter, news sites and the like. So - rather like having a dry January off the booze I'm going to have a dry Feb/March off the web - or at least, those areas which elevate the blood pressure.

I'll see you back here in a month or so. Have a good one!

Bestest

Paul

42 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Gisela Stuart: This is... · 2 replies · +1 points

Some suggest that the close result of the Referendum and the opaque nature of the question requires that a compromise be struck. The UK can be 'out' of the EU, sure, but must retain formal links via other institutions such as EFTA or the Customs Union.

Fair enough. But one wonders if they would they be so ready to propose this kind of 'compromise' had the result been 52:48 in favour of remaining.

I do not know but I think we should be told.

42 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Campbell Bannerm... · 1 reply · +1 points

Moreover that the previous Taoiseach launched a technological working group to investigate a frictionless border solution. His successor Mr Varadkar soon put a stop to this.

I wonder why.

42 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Campbell Bannerm... · 0 replies · +1 points

The new Ireland / Spain ferry is much to be welcomed, though it offers only two sailings a week compared to the ten a day between Dublin and Holyhead. Doubtless it will be of use for time-insensitive hauliers destined for Spain, Portugal and Southern France, though not so much for businesses trading with Northern Europe.

Anyway, good for Brittany ferries! The more choice the better.

42 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Campbell Bannerm... · 0 replies · +1 points

No one here can stop you espousing self-defeating bigotry. I wouldn't even want to try.

42 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - ‚ÄúThose who threaten ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Indeed. Having both worked in radio for years and listened to the Moggster's last show I can confirm without bias that he's a natural broadcaster.
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