Yes, I mean a simple lack of any pupils is no reason to stop the gravy train and cut off all those bureaucrats' reason for having a job. Perhaps we could transfer 40 or 50 really bad teachers there, so their union couldn't say they were fired. Even if they argued constructive dismissal and got the employment tribunal to mandate a payout, we'd be better off.
This is a tough call, single the single example cited is of the children of a criminal (Ssentongo) who violated the law quite deliberately.
Would it be better to remove these kids from their parents and put them into care? I don't think so.
This guy is getting more publicity than even he dreamed of when he thought up this stunt. Question is, whether the media have backed him so far into a corner that he will now have to go through with it.
“Sorry, Jeffrey, you are living in the past. With camera phones, anything you say or do in any public place is now, potentially, in the public domain forever.
If you don't want it coming back to bite you in future, don't say or do it.”
Depends on what one thinks the purpose is. If the purpose is to take money from Peter and give it to Paul, while letting bureaucrats skim off a significant percentage for their own pockets - then it is working pretty well.
How is this for a response: you said that I owed X pounds in tax, now you say I owe Y pounds. Clearly one of these statements is untrue. Sounds like fraud to me. If not fraud, certainly gross negligence, violating their duty of care to the taxpayer.
Speaking in Yellow: The Crisis in Our Politics What is evil about this is that the journalists and politicians using yellow tactics KNOW that they are damaging our society and our country, but just do not care. As long as they can advance their own personal careers or line their pockets, they are happy to see America burn. Sally Bercow attacks William Hague's 'duff PR advice' Oh good, the Independent has an "attack" to report.
How does casting the world in this way help your readers, our society or the country?
Your world view is sad and sick.
Glenn Beck Admits Lying: 'I Thought It Would Be A Little Easier' Okay, the guy exaggerates a little - entertainers do that. All. the. time. In fact, exaggeration and contra-factual stories are the essence of an entertainer's repertoire That this entertainer's audience is dumb enough to accept his word as gospel is their problem, not his.
If science has not actually killed God, it has rendered Him unrecognisable "there are still millions of people who do believe in the literal truth of Genesis, Noah's Ark and all." It should be everyone's mission to educate these poor misfortunates, but then 18% of Americans believe Obama is a muslim, so education may not help. It seems a simple choice, you can have a personal god who cares about humanity but didn't create the universe, or you can have a creator that is not a personal god who cares about you. Can't have your cake and eat it too.
Well, we might rephrase this: "In a strong [self-serving] attack, [designed to advance his career and his party but devoid of any positive suggestion that might actually help women] the shadow Home Secretary Alan Johnson said...."
Unless, of course, Alan actually thinks that only men should bear the brunt of cuts and women should be exempt from any pain as the national debt is addressed..
So if I get the shoot scared out of me by a near miss on the turnpike when there is a pile up - in which I am not hurt but am traumatised - who do I sue: the state, the private toll company or the other drivers? And I do I sue the driver of the car in which I was a passenger, or thank him for overcoming a dangerous situation and preventing me from getting hurt
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.