July 21st, 2014

Nicky Morgan Looked Round Private School For Son

Nicky Morgan will be visiting lots of schools in the coming weeks as she settles into her new role. However, Guido can reveal she was visiting schools long before she was appointed Education Secretary – specifically Fairfield, a posh boys’ prep school, in Loughborough, Leics. While keen to stress her son is at a state school, a source close to Morgan admitted she had visited the school once for a look round, and not just in the capacity as the local MP. Although she went to a private girls’ school herself, sending her son to a fee-paying school is out of the question now…

UPDATE: A source familiar with the local situation claims Nicky Morgan is “happy with the nearby village school. Her problem may come when he’s 11 because the state schools in this area are not very good.” All the more reason to drive the Gove reforms…


177 Comments

  1. 1
    Laurie Penny says:

    anyone who went to private school is a Hunt.

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  2. 3
    Diane Abbot says:

    Hypocrite.

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  3. 4

    Her name is Morgan

    Surely she could say she had to send her son to a fee paying school because Celtic people will go the the wall for their kids.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m in the middle of a game of Divide and Rule. Folk like me love to play it!

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  4. 5
    Will says:

    Why should her son have to suffer Diane Abbott and plenty of other labour mp children have gone to public school or very selective state school

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  5. 6
    Plato says:

    I went a private school and to be perfectly honest my home life resembles a scene from ‘Shameless’.

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  6. 7
    Dear God says:

    Ncky Morgan, send your son to any school you want, fee-paying or not.

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  7. 8
    Engineer says:

    “….sending her son to a fee-paying school is out of the question now.”

    Why? Has she at any time said that private schools should be closed down? Has she at any time said that all children should attend state schools?

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    • 133
      WoRaft Chihuahua says:

      Time that no MP of any stripe was allowed to opt out of state education for their children. We have the muck which we have been putting up with since 1974 because they have been able to insulate themselves from the consequences of their crap ideas. If they have children, they will go to the worst school in the constituency they represent and we’ll see if that has a sudden effect on the school’s performance.

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    • 162

      No. But she knows she would be incurring The wrath of the incoming Labour administration if she were to do so and if you are jockeying for position in order to switch horses to the winning side come May you need all your options kept widely and invitingly open ….

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  8. 9
    mmm says:

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  9. 10
    concrete pump says:

    What’s wrong with Loughborough grammar.

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  10. 11
    Diane Abbot says:

    Mothers should go to the hole in the wall for their kids.

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  11. 17
    nell says:

    It’s going to take more than 10 years of determined government to reform the state schools that labour trashed during it’s 13 years of terror. She’d be far better placing the little dear in a private school where they believe in education rather than branwashing the masses.

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  12. 18
    David Cameron says:

    Nicky Morgan Looked Round Private School For Son

    At least she didn’t loose him in the boozer.

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    • 38
      Mornington Crescent says:

      …or lose her ability to spell.

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      • 42
        David Cameron says:

        Show some respect man, I am the PM.

        Until I loose the election that is.

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        • 60
          One, 2, miss a few, 99, 100! says:

          I think the only things that will be let ‘loose’ during the election is Conservative Trolls, HNH, Common Purpose and Lefty Douchebags. All gunning for UKIP of course.

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  13. 20
    cheche says:

    On the thread about Rich Arabs demonstrating with Socialist worker placards in Knightsbridge. Its standard for the local police to say any one who complains is racist and standard for the council to take no actions. Its well documented even in the national press

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  14. 21
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Just for the record how many “gay” mp’s are there?
    Is this in line with actual numbers in wider society (equality & diversity doncha know)?
    How many of them went to public school?
    Because it seems to me that private education establishments are hotbeds of perversion, left wing populist hypocrisy and the gateway to riches and (when things go horribly wrong) protection from the force of law.
    Who did Cameron and Johnson fag for, who fagged for them?

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    • 32
      Engineer says:

      Anything else you’d like? Free KY Jelly for all, perhaps?

      Does it really matter whether an MP is straight, gay, single, married, divorced or anything else as long as what they do in private is legal, and they’re doing a reasonable job in Parliament?

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      • 43
        Executive Summary says:

        Yes

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        • 56
          Engineer says:

          Why?

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          • Moral Compass says:

            Who gave the EU or progressive leftards the right to define me?

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          • Nonce Watch says:

            @56

            “Why?”

            Because que’ers are more likely to be p*edos and therefore prone to blackmailing and the such like.

            How else do you think we ended up in the EU?

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          • Because if we have more gays in in HoC than is the “norm” in wider society then “normal” people are not being represented fairly. Equality and diversity works both ways. Well it does in the world not dominated by leftie ideology.

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      • 72
        Ed Miliband says:

        I can be all of them. I really can.

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      • 104
        Dangerous Brian says:

        You really are missing the point.
        I couldnt care less how perverse their lifestyles, it just seems to me that it is only ever about them to the exclusion if everyone else.
        Indoctrination, whether delivered by the state sponsored left wing consensus of the state school system or the liberal elitist consensus of the public school system is still indoctrination.
        If you are taking it up the wrong un’ or tipping the pink from an early age surely its bound to colour your view on life somewhat.

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    • 34
      Public School headmaster says:

      First thing I ask parents is whether they want any ga yness sp anked out of their lad

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    • 35
      nell says:

      I’m afraid your view of independent schools is rather skewed to say the least. What they are good at is excellent educational standards that are completely lacking in many of our bog standard state schools which are run by indifferent teachers more interested in striking than teaching.

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    • 167

      Well Cameron is now fagging for Juncker.

      And Boris is probably now fagging for Ferrari of LBC.

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  15. 28
    Rude boy says:

    She really does have the most astonishingly freakishly large nose, side-on she could pass for an ant-eater.

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  16. 31
    The State System says:

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    • 39
      Lefties are nice people says:

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      • 52
        Eh? says:

        So why does the MSM continually purport that the Na zi’s were right wing extremists?

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        • 59
          One of Life's mysteries says:

          That is a strange one given that Hitler was a socialist.

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          • Armchair Historian says:

            As far as I can tell it’s because the Nazis and the Stalinists fell out after the joint conquest of Poland.

            Some idiot reasoned at some point that because Stalinists were left wing the Nazis must be the opposite. (Seems to have something to do with internal stalinist propaganda.)

            This factual error was repeated in the west and it’s why anyone who hasn’t fallen for the Socialist dogma is labled as a Right wing Nazi, when the logic for such a term is completely unsound.

            It’s a historical error that requires correction but as those working in the relevant fields are mostly Socialist it’s just not going to happen.

            They like the term as it reinforces their erroneous belief that they hold the moral high ground.

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          • One, 2, miss a few, 99, 100! says:

            Socialists are by their very nature Expansionist. Hitler, Stalin, the EU, all wish to increase their Realms. However, they have the audacity to call us on the Right, who only seek to run our own affairs,’Isolationist’ or ‘Little Englanders’. They also seem to have a ‘habit’ of ignoring Democracy when it suits their own ends.

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          • ” Free Free Palestine ”

            So good they named it twice .

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    • 41
      Engineer says:

      That’s a Trades Union mass meeting? Blimey – you see more people than that in Sainsbury’s on a Sunday morning.

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    • 125
      Cinna says:

      “Free Free Palestine”.

      A bit of tautology Owen?

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  17. 36
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    hahahahaha

    the earlier post about owen jones has been pulled,,,as it was made up shiite

    I hope no-one mentions it to the little prick Jones

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  18. 37
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Why get up and apologise if you haven’t done anything wrong?

    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-MP-Charlotte-Leslie-cleared-port/story-21667334-detail/story.html

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  19. 40
    The '11' problem says:

    Very familiar to me. I used to live next door to a pair of right-on lefties. A decent primary school was found, but the secondary schools in the area were dire. So what to do when young Josh and Flora approached the age of 11? They upped sticks from London and located themselves next to a good comprehensive school in leafy Sussex. Thus socialist principles remained intact. Of course, all along they strongly supported a Labour local government regime which never produced a secondary school fit for their children to attend. And what about the people who couldn’t move – invariably working class – what about their children? Tough. They get to go a dire comprehensive which these lefties helped to deliver.

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    • 49
      Nick Clegg says:

      Only difference now is that I got everybody free school milk.

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    • 64
      Will says:

      That’s the problem many right on lefties who think nothing of calling for private schools to be abolished when it comes to thier children many can just move to an area with better schools. We have in my ward 3 labour councillors average house price (3 bedroom) £450,000. So they are not poor as the roads that my councillors live in have 4 bedroom houses in excess of the house price quoted above.

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    • 101
      bergen says:

      This has happened ever since comprehensive education became the norm. I well remember a councillor who sent his 11 year old to live with the child’s grandparents for a few months to make certain he went to a good school and not the hell-hole in his ward. This was before any choice at all was introduced.

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  20. 45
    Glad Not To Be At School Nowadays says:

    The Tory Party are not committed to State education as was the Labour Government. Abbot and her cabinet colleagues were against private education but bought it for their children. They even destroyed good State Grammar Schools. Like Karl Marx rightly said, “An equal education is a most unequal thing”. Hence the difference between the Miliband brothers.

    A good education remains the most precious gift a parent can give.

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    • 130

      Particularly a leftie socialist parent.

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    • 171

      Andrew Neill :So Diane just tell us , why as an advocate of State Education did you send your son to private school?
      Diane ( for it is she ) : Andrew i have said , I will not be commenting on that aspect of my life further .

      Neill : Yeah but Diane all the viewers want to hear from you is what is so bad about State school that you have to send your son private that s all?

      Diane : Andrew I have said, I will not be commenting on that aspect of my life further.

      Neill; So you re not prepared to even revisit any earlier comments you have ever made on the subject ?

      Dians ; Andrew ( replay tape as previous answers)…..

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  21. 50
    barrowboy says:

    Sky jorn’o career changing move as he rifle’s through dead girls suitcase in E. Ukraine. Whooooooop’s. What a s@@@t head.

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    • 67
      Godfrey Bloomers says:

      As an airplane is about to crash, a female passenger frantically jumps up, removes all her clothing and announces,

      “If I’m going to die, I want to die feeling like a woman. Is there anyone on this plane who is man enough?”

      A man stands up, removes his shirt and says, “Here, iron this.”

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  22. 61
    Jezza says:

    Radio 5 just done a piece on FGM – no mention of the culprits or the fact that it is imported savagery

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  23. 74
    Harvey Proctor, Lord Boothby, Sir Peter Morrison, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir Nicholas Fairbairn says:

    We’re fed up of leftie smears that there are gayers in our party.

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  24. 75
    Harvey Proctor says:

    Boys boys boys!

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  25. 79
    Westminster is the New Dibley parish council says:

    Loads of new MPs quitting at the next election. Very able people realising that a Westminster MP has little say these days in how Britain is run. A combination of powerful executive government and the ever more powerful EU.

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  26. 83
    Anonymous says:

    More from HuffPost Lifestyle
    It’s good to exercise your penis

    That bint that runs it is a real joker……….

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  27. 85
    Here's a good idea! says:

    What the Palestinians need is a Nelson Mandela like figurehead upon which all of the lefty luvvies could focus their campaigning on!

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  28. 90
    Public School Buggery says:

    Question (and not meant to be provocative or anti gay)

    Given the proven fact that people beaten often turn out to be beaters, should we not consider barring people who went to public school from office?

    Most fags at public school often end up buggered although not through consent, and could this in turn turn them into raging predatory homosexuals once they are in positions of power?

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    • 100
      Good idea, but.. says:

      The alternative is comprehensive-edjurkaytid people, and they were either school bullies or victims of school bullies (and hence turn out to be bullies themselves, according to the proven fact stated above).

      That and they won’t be able to subtract four from ten or point to France on a map of the world.

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    • 102
      Nigel Evans says:

      Don’t be silly!

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    • 128
      Dangerous Brian says:

      exactly my point at 21 & 104

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  29. 94
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    I have been furiously practising tossing the caber for the Invershoogle Highland Games.

    However, as Nurse Brodie won’t allow a caber on the ward, I’ve just been furiously tossing

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  30. 95

    Do as I say not as I do. Same as usual.

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  31. 107
    We are Family says:

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  32. 108
    Boys Boys Boys says:

    It’s so easy to get a rise out of you rightie loons. The sheer anger earlier in response to the comments mentioning that a number of Tories are/were gay was hilarious. You really can’t bear to be reminded that the party has had gays and kiddie fiddlers. They exist in all parties but the absolute panic with which you react throws into sharp relief the demented irony of spouting comments about “bumsex”. It doesn’t work any more, righties. All that protesting too much just serves to underline how some of you are in the closet, just like all the others who screamed about gays being filthy while secretly bumminb men or children.

    I understand, I really do. You don’t want to be reminded that Monday Club member and friend of Maggie H*rvey Pr*ctor is gay. Or that Lord B*othby attended child orgies. Or that Sir P*ter M*rrison was a nonce. Or that Sir P*ter Ha*man was caught with kiddie porn. It doesn’t fit your narrative of gayers all being lefties. The only problem is that by ignoring it and reacting with deranged indignation, it makes you appear all the more insane by trying to pretend those people didn’t and don’t exist. Don’t worry though. Your secret’s safe with me.

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    • 149
      We-KIP, They-KIP, You-KIP, I'm off for a KIP says:

      Don’t tell me, it’s all UKIP’s fault!? How about an apology for the £1,300,278,400,000 debt that you, the Liberals and the Conservatives, have left the Country with? NO? Didn’t think so. Now scuttle off back under your rock…

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    • 154
      visibly shaken says:

      the g a y s in the tory party are just window dressing to appeal to s w i n g voters

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  33. 109
    Boys Boys Boys says:

    It’s so easy to get a rise out of you rightie loons. The sheer anger earlier in response to the comments mentioning that a number of Tories are/were gay was hilarious. You really can’t bear to be reminded that the party has had gays and kiddie fiddlers. They exist in all parties but the absolute panic with which you react throws into sharp relief the demented irony of spouting comments about “bumsex”. It doesn’t work any more, righties. All that protesting too much just serves to underline how some of you are in the closet, just like all the others who screamed about gays being filthy while secretly bumming men or children.

    I understand, I really do. You don’t want to be reminded that Monday Club member and friend of Maggie H*rvey Pr*ctor is gay. Or that Lord B*othby attended child orgies. Or that Sir P*ter M*rrison was a nonce. Or that Sir P*ter Ha*man was caught with kiddie porn. It doesn’t fit your narrative of gayers all being lefties. The only problem is that by ignoring it and reacting with deranged indignation, it makes you appear all the more insane by trying to pretend those people didn’t and don’t exist. Don’t worry though. Your secret’s safe with me.

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    • 118
      Matthew Parris says:

      Chase me!

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    • 123
      stun() says:

      Or, it could just be that by the time you had posted the same bollocks for the 715th time, nobody could be arsed to reply to you?

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    • 126
      Rightie says:

      What you are basically saying is,
      There is a connection between being Gay and having an unhealthy interest in young boys.
      I get it now fuck off.

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      • 131
        Boys Boys Boys says:

        I get it now fuck off.

        Like I said. Easy to get a rise out of you.

        By the way, when do you think H*rvey will meet the right girl and settle down?

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        • 140
          Rightie says:

          You don’t get it.
          Mixing up closet gays and kiddy fiddlers in the same context is playing with fire you mong.
          Chucking gays to the wolves to score cheap political points against the Cons(who I think are shit) is the act of a Loon.
          Now fuck off.

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  34. 114
    Anonymous says:

    If she wants a recommendation on a good private school have a word with Hattie Harpic or old Fatbot

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  35. 116
    The Boy Clegg says:

    I can’t comment on this very important item of world news and interest as I’m baking fairy cakes today so I can reach out to the public My Lib Dem colleagues are busy on pervy matters and so are also unavailable.

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  36. 121
    Yeesh, my life says:

    I am surprised that the liberal leaders like Obama and Cameron have not yet fronted a ‘ hashtag bring back our dead bodies’ campaign. You know, the one where these puffed up limpwrists pose with a placard instead of doing something concrete.

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  37. 122
    A Question says:

    Why in nearly all perhaps all plane explosions in the sky do the passengers get incinerated and the luggage remains intact?

    Are the luggage holds beneath the flames perhaps?

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  38. 124
    Let them get on with it! says:

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    • 129
      Rightie says:

      Should have picked a building us Briton’s don’t want to see bombed.
      Greggs Bakery perhaps.

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      • 150
        CEO of Marshmallows R US says:

        I would expect a surge in demand. Can we move Palestine to the Isle of Dogs?

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    • 134
      Working class bloke says:

      What would I do I they shot missiles at parliament?
      Cheer I reckon.

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    • 142
      You need a holiday says:

      Brilliant clear up the rubble and you could clear 100 years worth of debt and send all kids to private schools and build all the hospitals you want, just on parking charges alone, now if you rented out the terrace , you could have the biggest army in the world with all the latest toys, but as Hamas knows, no one works in the place.

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    • 143
      Sea, sand and Liverpool says:

      Nothing, but if they hit the driftwood sculpture at New Brighton then they would need to go into hiding, when it was washed away last December in the storms, the RNLI went out and found what was left of it and the local council gave some money to get it rebuilt.

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  39. 132
    Playground Politics says:

    If it is good enough for the beacon of socialism Diane Abbott.

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  40. 135
    cured lefty says:

    Idf spokesman on today prog sarah was positively moist at the prospect of giving him a doing
    result he filleted her right into the bone!

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  41. 141
    Anonymous says:

    Margaret Thatcher oversaw the abolition of more grammar schools than the previous Labour government.

    She was also responsible for the introduction of a National Curriculum which was drawn up under the influence of the left wing pedagogues in the Colleges of Education, resulting in the Godawful load of dumbed down sh*t taught in our schools to-day.That includes both private and state schools, since all have to teach their pupils what is examined at GCSE and A Level.

    My daughter was privately “educated” at a London girls day school in the 1990s. Throughout her 7 years there, she was not exposed to any poetry at all (apart from one by Ted Hughes) until at A Level when, much to her disgust, she had to study Carol Anne Duffy who apparently took precedence over Milton, Pope, Grey, Keats, Shelly,Blake, Eliot etc. etc.

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  42. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Removing Gove was evidence of Tory Toffs reverting to type in not giving a toss about the state system. Cameron obviously believes that if Eton, Oxford and royal patronage worked for him, it can work for anyone.

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  43. 145
    Anonymous says:

    Anyone know whether Melissa Benn worked for Patricia Hewitt at the time of NCCL s close links to PIE?

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    • 158
      Grimy Miner says:

      “Benn was born in Hammersmith, London. She has three brothers, including Hilary Benn and Stephen Benn, 3rd Viscount Stansgate. She attended Fox Primary School and Holland Park School and graduated with a first in History from the London School of Economics.[1] Benn spent several years working at the National Council for Civil Liberties, as an assistant to Patricia Hewitt, later Secretary of State for Health in Tony Blair’s government, and then as a researcher at the Open University, under Professor Stuart Hall,[1] working on deaths in custody.”

      From Wiki – looks like she might have done

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  44. 151
    45govt says:

    She’s bred? Crikey, someone must have been hungry, or drunk.

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  45. 152

    Hi

    Could you sign this petition: change.org/petitions/board-of-education-and-all-educational-facilities-and-municipalities-reform-education-so-that-it-s-fair-for-all-and-not-for-the-elite-few-or-the-dull-many-no-child-left-behind

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    • 155
      Answer me this says:

      That’s an American petition, though I will consider signing it if you can correctly answer my Harriet Harman quiz question.

      At some point before the reign of terror (1997-2010), Harriet Harman visited a school in her constituency. The school had a nice new language laboratory. The question is, on the occasion of her visit what language(s) were the children learning in that language laboratory?

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  46. 156
    Anonymous says:

    why are we not hearing about the fate of the Christians in Iraq who have been turned into dhimmies by ISIS?

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  47. 160

    If Nicky Morgan can afford a good education for her son she should make sure he has the best possible , anything else is hypocritical ,she must tell the leftie envy mongers to go and stuff themselves .

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  48. 166
    Robespierre says:

    Less than a week and the knives are out.

    Memo for the future. Sec of State for Education has to come from a State School.

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  49. 172
    Crosland is a foul-mouthed retard says:

    Give out the right message, in tribute to Gove – send your son, if he is clever enough, to a GRAMMAR SCHOOL!

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    • 176
      Anonymous says:

      Even if you can find a grammar school and get your child into it, he/she will still be force fed the National Curriculum. Until that is sorted out there is no hope of a decent education for our children.

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