August 18, 2020 at 12:31 pm #193494Iron-aweParticipantOffline
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Further to the discussion about being promoted beyond your level of competence, Dr Rant is on the case:
Dodgy link Heathy, are you Alcy in disguise? Bless the old chap wherever he has got to.August 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm #193498
Who’d have thought that the government which treated criticism as treachery, simple solutions as common sense and thought they could deal with every problem with sunshine and optimism, while pushing things down the road, could make calamity after calamity?
It doesn’t bode well for the end of the transition period and what happens after all EU legislation, but I’m guessing that would be project fear, because a government incapable of seeing an annual event like A level results day being a problem in an extraordinary year are going to be able to deal with the acute pressures of consequences of few trade deals with our main trading partners over the years.August 18, 2020 at 1:11 pm #193501
“Dodgy link Heathy, are you Alcy in disguise? Bless the old chap wherever he has got to”.
Link works when I click on it. Have you checked your browser’s algorithm?August 18, 2020 at 1:34 pm #193505Iron-aweParticipantOffline
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“Dodgy link Heathy, are you Alcy in disguise? Bless the old chap wherever he has got to”.
Link works when I click on it. Have you checked your browser’s algorithm?
I’d sooner resign first, oh wait…..August 18, 2020 at 1:59 pm #193507
Interview process for Dido:
1. Do you vote Tory? 10 points
2. Do you regularly sleep with a Tory MP? 10 points.
3. Can you confirm that you have no qualifications in Public Health? 10 points.
4. Can you bear to be in the same room as Matt Hancock and his smelly pink tie for more than 5 minutes? 10 points.
5. Can you confirm that you have been a failure in all your previous senior jobs? 10 points
6. As a follow up, can you provide an assurance that you will use all your ability to be equally bad at this job? 10 points.
7. Will you do or say everything we tell you to do? 10 points
8. Will you be able to defend every single lie you under extremely soft interrogation from the BBC? Being interviewed by Channel 4, Emily Maitlis, slaphead Andrew Neil and that nutter Piers Morgan will not be a requirement of the job. 10 points
9. You do realise that it will all be your fault and will therefore not interrupt any of Boris’s weekends or holiday entitlement of 200 days with any piffle, swaffle or flim-flam nonsense about commoners dying? 10 points
10. You will declare that there are no risk to humans and any problems with animal welfare associated with the bulk importation of chlorinated chickens? 10 points
11. Do you think Boris is sexy, funny and an inspiration to all career minded people who will tell any lie to advance their careers? 10 points
12. Do you promise to laugh at the plebs whenever the phrase levelling up is used in Cabinet meetings? 10 points
A score of 120, upgraded to a maximum AAAA* of 1000 by the Cabinet dunce Williamson’s top totty and privileged people only algorithm. Cancel all other interviews with the cast of Holby City, that chap Rylan who gets every job on the telly, and Doctor Legg from Eastenders. Jim Davidson will have to accept the Border Control job.August 18, 2020 at 6:47 pm #193533TwoWrightsParticipantOffline
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Mrs. Two reckons Williamson has facial features very similar to Frank Spencer’s, I’m minded to agree, and he “got it wrong, Betty.”
It’s our time.August 18, 2020 at 7:41 pm #193536
Certainly done a massive ‘whoopsie’!August 18, 2020 at 8:47 pm #193538
Mrs Two has it right (or is that wright)!August 24, 2020 at 5:35 pm #193824
An update – after 12 days of disappointment and uncertainty, my niece has now been accepted on her first choice Biomedical Sciences course.
No thanks to Williamson and Johnson. Thanks to posters on the forum for their comments.August 24, 2020 at 6:09 pm #193826
Good to hear, Heath. I hope she enjoys herself at university and she makes the most of the 3 years of her undergraduate and who knows more years of university if she pursues postgraduate degrees.
The big shame about this year is the social distancing aspect. That must make it so much harder to make friends now, and that is one of the highlights of university. Yes, it’s important to study, and that should be the primary focus for students, but the extracurricular activities like societies and interacting with others from different backgrounds is a valuable lesson in life experience. I’m sad that the flippin’ pandemic has made that harder for students. I hope she really enjoys it and isn’t daunted by the prospect. Those three years were some of the happiest of my life to date, and part of me wishes I could relive it with a slightly wiser head on (so that I could enjoy it further than I did do, without the needless worrying, but I guess that’s part and parcel of being a young adult at university when you’re first living as an individual), so part of me is envious.August 24, 2020 at 6:44 pm #193827
Nice one Heath, glad to hear it. Agree with BRI, some of the best years of life, certainly unique ones, that can be filled with fascination, empowerment and lots of laughs and wonderful memories. Hope she has a special time and it really works for her:)August 24, 2020 at 7:12 pm #193828
Cheers chaps, also agree that they were great years and can report there was not a lot that held me back from getting stuck in to anything that was on offer.
Got kicked off my course, but was allowed back to repeat the year and finish the course!!
The majority of young kids I meet appear to have more self control than my age group. They do have bigger financial pressures and I do feel a bit sorry for them.August 24, 2020 at 9:26 pm #193829
Beer was 12p a pint when I was at Uni. No tuition fees and a full grant! So yes probably a bit different today!
I’ll add that your niece’s teachers will be likewise relieved, as it vindicates their assessments. Mrs NI and I bumped into a couple of her ex-pupils earlier this evening. Two brothers, one had had his A-Levels grades upheld, the other had just completed his first year at Durham University. Always great to hear this as you feel your job was a success, not making you out to be useless and devalued as our caring government strive to do with so many public servants.August 25, 2020 at 9:50 am #193833
So much of life is about opportunity (either given or self created), being in the right place at the right time.
The grading of people at any age is harsh. Would be an interesting study to review progress of students from the age of 18 to 60.
One outcome that I can predict with confidence is that the gradings at 18 and 60 would be very different. Though I suppose it would take a bigger study to define what success and achievement would look like at 60.
Suggests to me that grading people at the age of 18 on academic achievements only is very crude and as highlighted over the past 2 weeks, flawed and very harsh.August 25, 2020 at 1:25 pm #193846
Heath, we test our kids more than any other country in Europe.August 26, 2020 at 8:21 pm #193993
That’s right Johnson, sack the top education civil servant with 35 years experience with no notice. Retain that idiot from Scarborough who had the effing nerve this morning to say decisions had been taken by him to help with levelling up!!!
Accept no personal responsibility Boris, nothing to do with you as you were on holiday.
Let’s hope Cummings aristocratic dad in law is right that you are resigning in 6 months. Even Cummings is connected to aristocracy, best chum with the Edinburgh Duke. It will go on fir as long as the angry idiots keep voting for them.
What next, put Serco or Dodo (predictive text is insistent) Harding in charge?August 26, 2020 at 9:25 pm #193997
Or someone similar, yes. It’s all part of the neoliberal grand plan Heath.August 26, 2020 at 9:33 pm #193999
I’ve said it before, they’re well ahead of their game. They’ve still got another 4 years of deregulation and state weakening to go with plenty of feathers for special nests. It’s criminal. Meanwhile, they divert the plebs and gammons over the Proms. Tell you why BI doesn’t post much anymore – doesn’t need to. The game’s over.August 26, 2020 at 11:40 pm #194005
Saw this earlier which provides a good summary of the Government’s way of working:
1. Johnson goes missing.
2. Minister cocks up.
3. Days of denial.
4. Johnson decides to show up, no U-turn.
5. Ministers sent out to defend the indefensible.
6. U-turn, the correct decision.
7. Dead cat and general whataboutery (immigrants, BBC, culture wars, bad Europeans, Rule Britannia).
8. Sack the senior civil servant.
9. Go to 1.August 27, 2020 at 11:24 am #194012
And the thanks civil servants get for running round clearing up his mess are blame and the sackAugust 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm #194054Lord KitchenerParticipantOffline
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It’s a hypothetical question because we’ll never know. However I reckon our village WI would have made a better job of it.
IMO the mind boggling thing is the number of people who actually voted them into power last winter.
It was bleeding obvious that Johnson and Co would lie their way through anything and everything. That they care not a jot about what the public think and that their only interest is self-interest.
Yet they are returned with a sizeable majority! Mind boggling indeed.
You think that electing a bunch of Marxists would have been a better option? Do you seriously think they would have told less lies??
We can never know the truth because the nation rejected that Labour Party in huge numbers, even so called ‘safe Labour seats’ went to the right.
Then there is the SNP north of the border, once thought of as a gimme for Labour.
I personally don’t like Boris very much, would prefer Nige, and believe that one day he will get his chance. But that is for a different thread…August 28, 2020 at 5:26 pm #194056
Three points: –
1. You obviously have no idea what Marxism is.
2. I repeat, any WI branch could have done better.
3. Nige????? Muhahahahaha!August 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm #194058
‘Nige’ has failed umpteen times to become MP, never mind PM!
To be fair, it’s easy to paint Corbyn and his crowd as Marxists when they wave around Mao’s red book, quote from Hoxha, dally with Venezuelan and Cuban comrades and hire CPGB leaders as aides.August 28, 2020 at 6:26 pm #194060
Do you seriously think they would have told less lies??
Let me think for a second…YES!!!!!!August 29, 2020 at 1:36 am #194068
Lol!! And what do you propose ‘Nige’ would do for you? I would say ‘for the good of the country’ but you clearly aren’t interested in that unless you like country’s that have gone to hell in a hand cart.August 29, 2020 at 11:27 am #194082
“Nige” won’t need the work now he has got his fat EU pension!August 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm #194086
‘Nige’ regularly poses with a pint in a pub surrounded by nobody then films himself in his tacky car wearing salmon and mustard coloured clothing. You’ve have to be something pretty special to admire him.August 30, 2020 at 12:54 pm #194110
Facebook post by Mrs Smith:
Gavin, do you have any plans for the Bank Holiday weekend? Many teachers did, but now they have had these changed.
Some, because of local lockdowns.
Some, because they got up too late.
Most, because of the shit weather.
All, because some utter wanker in your department decided that 10.30pm on Friday before a bank holiday that starts the week when schools fully reopen was the optimum time to drop a 23,000 word document for them to not just read but also action. Teachers are a conscientious bunch and will make every effort to implement these changes before term begins. You have cynically used this fact and now the planned run up to the start of term is blown out of the water.
So, enjoy your Bank Holiday Gavin. Thanks to you and your department many, many teachers can’t.
One response to the above said the late issue of this not by accident. The Cummings plan is to cause maximum disruption and chaos in our public services. Watch out for briefings and scum headlines next week blaming left wing teachers for any problems with school reopening.
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