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When I was a kid

My mum used to send me to the corner shop with a ten-bob note. I’d bring back 6 eggs, 2 bottles of milk, a loaf of bread, 5lb of potatoes and sweets for me. Trouble is, you can’t do that … Continue reading

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Nazi Germany’s Agricultural Sector and Lebensraum

Germany’s inefficient small-unit agricultural sector relied on female peasants. Nazi militarisation took men away from their farms. This placed enormous demands on the women who remained. Everyone in farming hoped military conscription would be short-term and when Germany’s armed forces … Continue reading

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Community racism in the USA

If you wish to read the article where this photo was taken from go to In Arkansas, white town is a black mark | Al Jazeera America

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Sadism at Eton College, 1905

“The bullying was merciless…At any rate, the senior boys in college didn’t like me…. On one occasion, I was caned by them every night for a week. At least once on the soles of my feet.” Samanth Subramanian A Dominant … Continue reading

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The Last Acrimonious Word

A wife got so mad at her husband she told him to get out. As he left she yelled, “I hope you die a long, slow, painful death.” He turned around and said, “So, you want me to stay?”

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Educational Achievement and Disadvantaged Children: towards a Paradigm Shift

“When children do well at school it’s because they had great teachers. When they do badly it’s because they’re disadvantaged.” Staffroom comment Background Covid-19 has heightened awareness of disadvantaged children. Firstly, Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign galvanised support. Secondly, … Continue reading

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Selected Quotes: Covid-19 Debate 6th January 2021

Boris Johnson (Con) We are in a tough final stretch, made only tougher by the new variant, but this country will come together. The miracle of scientific endeavour, much of it right here in the UK, has given us not … Continue reading

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Anti-Vaxxers satirised

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Book Review: Michael Connelly ~ Black Echo (1992)

It’s always interesting to read the first of a series of books. Why has this character become captivating? Why do the reading public want more of it? It’s difficult to know and indeed if one did know then the recipe … Continue reading

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Why doctors should be avoided

“Check-ups are, in my experience, a grave mistake; all they do is allow the quack of your choice to tell you that you have some sort of complaint that you were far happier not knowing about.” John Mortimer, Rumpole and … Continue reading

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