Thursday, July 31, 2014

Teenage Israeli soldiers deceived by Netanyahu's lies

Teenage Israeli soldiers on the news today, sitting in tanks, firing shells into civilian areas where they know they are mostly killing women and children. And they are laughing about it. Netanyahu responds to any criticisms of his lunacy by calling it "anti-semitism".

Monday, July 28, 2014

Everyday Fiction

Today I think Everyday Fiction is the best thing since sliced bread. Can anyone guess from this that they have just accepted a story from me. Look out family and friends I will be insisting you read it.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Something wicked this way comes

I will not have it said that the upper classes are eccentric. Some of
them are completely barking.

According to the i newspaper, David Tredinnich, the Conservative MP for
Bosworth has recommended Astrology as an option for NHS patients. Given
that the queues for treatment stretch from here to eternity, enlisting
the aid of Hogwarts may be the only answer.

The worst aspect of this is that Tredinnick is a member of Parliament's
health and science committee. I will repeat that, the health and
*science* committee. If astrology is what passes for science in
Parliament it does explain a lot. A number of the government's policies
do seem to be under the influence of a conjunction with Uranus

I would like to say that this is the final insult to patients who are
suffering from the government's disgraceful cuts in health and welfare.
Believe me they have bigger and better insults to follow and you don't
need a crystal ball to tell that.

A party of the working class would be having a field day opposing these
charlatans and their lucky stars. Just another reason why we need one.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oxfam 1 Politicians 0

Look at this. Oxfam are engaged in social research and campaigning. And the politicians? Fiddling their expenses.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tristram Hunt on Newsnight

The honourable Tristram Hunt was humiliated on Newsnight by an irritating interviewer who kept reminding him how many of Gove's policies he agreed with. The only crumb of comfort for teachers was that he opposed the government's drive to get rid of qualified teachers in favour of cheaper less-qualified staff.

Just a thought but will the homophobic corporate lawyer Nicky Morgan insist on lessons on tax-dodging being included in the curriculum?

The Daily Mirror has a list of "9 things you should know about Nicky Morgan" which includes this chilling remark:
While she may have been brought in to rescue relations with teachers - whom Gove helpfully referred to as "the blob" - the change in tone shouldn't suggest a change in direction. She's publicly supported Gove's reforms in the past and is thought to be a "safe pair of hands" to carry them through.

These reforms include ditching qualified teachers and robbing schools of money to support the private free schools experiment.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Gove Riddance

Teachers mourn the passing of Michael Gove!

Never has the departure of a Secretary of State for Education been greeted with such jubilation. For the moment teachers just rejoice at the news that the arrogant little Gove has gone.

And then reflect (perhaps tomorrow) that Chief Whip could be seen as a promotion in the sadomasochistic parlance of Westminster and we could still face the prospect of a Gove as Prime Minister some day in the future. And will Nicky Morgan pursue the failed policy of Free Schools, confrontation with the teachers over pay and pensions and the deprofessionalisation of teaching by the employment of unqualifed staff to teach our children?

The homophobic corporate lawyer Nicky Morgan, is regarded as a "safe pair of hands" by the Tories.

La lutte continue

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