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by rockfreak
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 37807

Re: Politics

Yes, Fintan O'Toole who writes for the Irish Independent and sometimes for the Guardian and Observer is making some pertinent comments on these lines. Sadly, the animosity between Britain and Ireland was just starting to settle into the mists of history (why, our rugby team even went back to play at...
by rockfreak
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 37807

Re: Politics

UKIP (lately transformed into the Tommy Robinson Appreciation Society) and other Europhobes are crying foul about the idea of a second referendum. But suppose that Harold Macmillan's "events, dear boy" overtake us? Foreign investment is already drying up because of uncertainty with regard to Brexit....
by rockfreak
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 37807

Re: Politics

Hell's Bells! I never thought to find myself in agreement with Avon. The appearance of the hard-faced, tight-lipped, Protestant bigots of the DUP leadership at the last election was like stumbling through the Amazon rainforest and coming across a primitive tribe that everyone thought was extinct. A ...
by rockfreak
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow

John, perhaps we should adjourn to the Politics site at this point, but briefly: what we know so far of Corbyn's ideas are that he wants to increase the corporation tax back up to about 25% (Germany's is 30%), he wants the rich to pay more tax by one means or another (there is considerable support f...
by rockfreak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow

Hello Brian. Thank you for your generous acceptance of some of my points. It seems that broadcasting differs from one country to another. I would absolutely agree that so many of the Asian and Commonwealth soldiers who fought on our side in the two world wars have been forgotten by many in this coun...
by rockfreak
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: The band leading the People’s Procession at the Cenotaph tomorrow

Brian Walling objected to "inconsequential chit chat" about the origins of the first world war by a group of celebrities. As far as I remember they were actually rather well informed about the war. One or more, if I remember, were historians. I thought they were rather informative; they certainly ex...
by rockfreak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Matrons
Replies: 21
Views: 900

Re: Matrons

I think a grasp of child psychology probably helped. And a good dose of common sense. Mrs Riches was our matron in Coleridge. I don't know what qualifications she had but she always seemed to me to have a relaxed and pragmatic way of dealing with our various little problems. Her son Graham was in on...
by rockfreak
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Would someone like to offer some odds on Hilto's next career move? "Strictly", "Bake Off" or "Love Island"? Or maybe "Naked Attraction"?
by rockfreak
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.
Replies: 23
Views: 1571

Re: DAMBUSTERS AND C.H.

We in the Coleridge houses in the 1950s always knew when the illustrious BW had turned up to visit because he would be standing there at lunch parade chatting with Clarence on the HM's front lawn. But the rest of them knew it only when the band struck up the Dambusters march. He must have got terrib...
by rockfreak
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Yes, it's an interesting point Charlie that when Hilton was advisor to Cameron one of the first things that the Coalition government did was to devise £26 billion of cuts to public services that they all knew perfectly well was going to impact on the most vulnerable. So much for an education at Chri...
by rockfreak
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Brightness and intellectual honesty do not always follow. The need to be clever clever and make a good living from it sometimes becomes too much of a temptation.
by rockfreak
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

I was using taig in a satirical manner to make a point. I'm not always politically correct and it doesn't worry me too much. As to taking sides, I'm broadly in sympathy with the Catholic cause from a civil rights perspective. I worked with a guy who'd experienced this from the other perspective. He ...
by rockfreak
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Ages ago I started a thread on the boy Hilto and pointed out his political changes of position over the years. Someone else posted to say that they thought he was a political chameleon. If there's money to be made from broadcasts, magazine articles, etc, he seems to sway with the prevailing wind. He...
by rockfreak
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What Steve Hilton is doing these days
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: What Steve Hilton is doing these days

Nothing wrong in doing him down Katharine. He's played his part in promoting a referendum which is going to consign our country to third world status next March unless we can find a way of stopping the jump off the cliff before then. It's interesting the way that people like Hilton talk glibly about...
by rockfreak
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Old Blue 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2523

Re: The Old Blue 2018

A question never asked is why are there so many children of Anglo origin either in social care or running wild in the streets? In many of these cases the parent appears to be single (nothing wrong with that as such) but often dysfunctional with drink or drug issues. What kind of parents are letting ...