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Dear Mr Lerner

Dear Mr Lerner, I am writing to you for clarification regarding the vacant (ish?) manager’s position at Aston Villa. I am one of your loyal supporters. Not the sort that vandalises Villa Park to prove how much I love it, … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins: Faith School Menace

Richard Dawkins: Faith School Menace posed fundamental and, in the light of the government’s latest academy push, timely, questions. Why do we have faith schools? What are faith schools for? Is there an alternative? A biased summary of the programme, with some added … Continue reading

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Greatest schmeatest

A totally impartial, skeptical, evidence-based look at which team really is ‘the greatest the world has ever seen’ . . . in England.   I’ve stood on the terraces (I’m older than I look) and chanted that ‘_____ are the greatest team … Continue reading

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RE/SchmRE

RE – we’ve always had it. Can’t imagine Victorian schools without it. And yet it has only been a compulsory part of the curriculum since 1944. It was perceived at the time to provide a unifying force – all Blighty … Continue reading

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Diane schmiane

  Diana Abbott on This Week  http://tinyurl.com/3yxmyju      This week’s This Week made uncomfortable viewing. Some might say that most weeks’ This Week are, but this week’s This Week was worse than most.     Diane Abbott was snuggling back up to Michael Portillo in … Continue reading

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‘Interested’ / schminterested

Language. It can be a bit misleading. Sometimes deliberately. I am interested. What does that phrase mean? Let’s look at what the Chambers Dictionary I have conveniently to hand has to say about the word ‘interested’. interested adj 1 showing concern … Continue reading

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Faith schools / schmaith schools

Why atheists take the higher ground in education. Continue reading

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