Friday, October 24, 2014

NAHT join TUC

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has today (Friday) joined the TUC, bringing the number of affiliated unions to 54.

The union – which is based in Haywards Heath in West Sussex – is led by General Secretary Russell Hobby. With 28,500 members it is the biggest union to join the TUC for some time.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Education matters – to pupils, to parents, to communities and to the UK economy, which is why it is so good to see the NAHT joining the TUC’s family of education unions.”

White Only Taxi drivers

Car 2000 in Rochdale uses the pretext of a sex grooming scandal for a policy of offering customers white drivers.

Car 2000 are driving a cab through the Equalities Act.

Next we will be able to insist on heterosexual drivers, Protestant drivers and definitely Juden Verboten.

The media coverage implies all paedophiles are from Pakistan. That Jimmy Saville kept the fact he was from Pakistan a secret didn't he? Him and thousands of other paedophiles in fact.

It is absurd that an employer can discriminate in this way and use a grooming scandal as a pretext. The council say they can do nothing. That is utterly ludicrous. A workers' party would be organising a boycott of all racist taxi firms. Instead New Labour always retreat in the face of racism. UKIP blame our economic woes on Eastern Europeans. Instead of telling these idiots that is untrue, Labour is adding fuel to the flames. Does anybody really think Miliband can pose as a better racist than Farage?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OFSTED are useful for something - shock!


Who would have thought OFSTED were valuable for anything except compost :)



Save A&E at Worthing Hospital

The threat to Worthing A and E is a direct consequence of the privatisation of the NHS. The Tories have handed a £235m contract for Musculoskeletal (MSK) services to their chums at BupaCSH Ltd.

This is something which has got to be fought by any means necessary.

Sign the petition Click here

We made use of Worthing A and E when we lived in Horsham so they cannot reasonably ignore signatures from outside Worthing.

 Local MPs support a government which is hell-bent on the privatisation of virtually everything but these MPs are coming out against the threat to the local hospital and to their votes. They are the sort of people who give hypocrisy a bad name.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Death Agony of Capitalism


This is an extraordinary find on Amazon. The price is a bit beyond the pale ($34.30) but this is an original Workers' International League pamphlet. They are few and far between. For all I know this is unique.

The battle the WIL was engaged in against the betrayal of Socialism is still alive.


#socialistreviews
This is the link
If you want a cheaper version for Kindle, ipad and PC
click here


Monday, October 20, 2014

Saturday Night Reader

Click here for Saturday Night Reader magazine

They also have a facebook page 


 https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayNightReader

They have also accepted a short story of mine. It will be published in December.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Everyday Fiction - The Best of Pies

Click here
Everyday Fiction have published a story I wrote. They are a site which can let you have a carefully chosen free story every day. However they pay their writers. Woohoo!


It was the best of pies. It was the worst of pies. I have to admit the pastry could not be faulted. I actually enjoyed it. Then as soon as I bit into the pie I found that it was all gristle and bits of animal I prefer not to speculate about. The Commanding Officer stood over me and made sure I ate every scrap of it too. All of the troops who were going out to the forward base ate these pies. It was as if it were some kind of toughening-up exercise.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Schools for scandal?

According to The Independent and the Organised Crime and Corruption
Reporting Project,

"Britain's top private schools are coming under scrutiny from
anti-corruption groups for unwittingly accepting laundered money from
wealthy foreign criminals and corrupt officials."

I can imagine St Trinians being involved in money laundering but I
thought it was a work of fiction.

If the allegations are true it puts paid to the idea of sending Tristram
to a posh school to meet "the right kind of people" wouldn't you say?

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http://derekmcmillan.com

Monday, October 13, 2014

#teacheroath - any more bright ideas little Tristram?





and a cast of thousands!
According to little Tristan's website he thinks he is a "nationbuilder". Delusions of grandeur or what?.

#teacheroath
#classroomteachermanual