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Reader’s comment: Teachers first, pupils second

In response to Chris McGovern: Admit it, sharing teachers is bad for the child, Gary Laconic Jr wrote: ‘Flexible working: Putting our pupils at the heart of our flexible working policy.’ There we have a typically disingenuous boast, one that the DfE-approved author no doubt copied straight from the Big Book of Public Sector Boilerplate. […]

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Reader’s comment: Why gangs attract boys

In response to Laura Perrins’s Thursday reading list – Royalty, Harvey and Hillary, making a man and conservatism’s end, Coniston wrote: The American Franciscan, Richard Rohr, has written a number of articles and books about bringing up boys. He points out that in many traditional societies, teenage boys underwent a test to bring them to […]

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Reader’s comment: The Irish sellout

In response to Jane Kelly’s book review: Poetry, forbidden passions and the politics of violence, Uusikaupunki wrote: I find it strange that a country so keen to obtain independence was so quick to surrender that independence within a few short generations, for pieces of silver.

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Reader’s comment: It’s a beauty contest, stupid!

In response to Campbell Campbell-Jack: ‘Sex pest’ Trump is already guilty in the eyes of the mob, springmellon wrote: I saw the interview with the Miss USA contestant. Her complaint was that Trump looked her up and down and complimented her on her appearance, which made her feel uncomfortable. One would think that a contestant […]

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Reader’s comment: UN’s great ‘clean energy’ scam

In response to Karen Harradine: UN’s green dream robs the poor to feed the rich, Owen_Morgan wrote: The UN’s climate posturing is worse than perverse. It is abundantly clear that hardly any advanced economies can rely on so-called ‘renewables’. I can think of Norway (hydro-electricity) and Iceland (geothermal), but both of those have rather special […]

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Reader’s comment: The view from Ireland

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Jacob Rees-Mogg, are you letting us all down?, AR Devine wrote: I’m an Irish citizen with strong family ties to Britain where I have lived for years and hope to return. I am utterly dismayed at the tone and temper the Irish government have been taking towards Britain regarding Brexit. […]

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