Discussion of article from the Mail's columnists and RightMinds contributors
By Bones McCoy
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I'm no longer up on the great and god of the street of shame, so forgive me if this lady already has her own entry.

"Who'd be an 18-year-old today? My generation's lies have wrecked their dreams "

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Interesting headline that grates against received Mailite wisdom.
The lead picture 2 attractive blonde schoolgirls opening their exam results brings us back to the editorial line.

The article then wanders rather aimlessly, failing to really pin any senior generation for specific lies.
A bit of stuff about the 60s and liberals.

2 elements grated against what would otherwise be a non-specific low level whinge.

There seems an apparent contradiction between the:
Not enough places for all who want to attend, and then they don't get taught as many hours as they did in my day.
Ridiculous over-expansion, far too many going to Uni.

But it wouldn't be a mail column without a blatant lie:
"Another is the liberal-left mentality which refused to teach spelling, grammar or mathematics in case it created inequalities."

Perhaps my sons attend atypical Primary and Secondary schools:
My impression is that the Primary curriculum consists of literacy and numeracy with few exceptions (PE if it doesn't clash with a school play practice and if the slim teacher from the job-share is taking class that day).
Secondary school sees both English and Mathematics as compulsory subjects up to the 5th year (Scottish Highers).

I've attempted to resolve the contradiction and feel that one of the following options must be true.
1. Scottish education has no liberals and socialists of the sort that are wrecking eduction in England and Wales.
2. Bel Mooney's pants are on fire.

Which is true is left as an exercise for the reader.
By Waterstones
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Did anybody on here see her peace in yesterday's Mail where she wrote it was wrong to use taxpayers money for the NHS to send disable people to holland to see a hooker for sex?,in a nutshell it was all the Human Rights Act Rights fault and people don't have a 'Human Right' to Sex. :twisted:
By glasgowgril
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Translation - my husband left me when i was 60 and I'm as bitter as hell about it even though I've remarried. The best comment goes
Why does this journalist woman imagine that she knows what's best for everyone? Who died and left her in charge?

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By The Red Arrow
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Bleuuuuurgh! Let's inject a little sanity into the proceedings...

Why Prince George will never be king
Former BBC Royal Correspondent Christopher Lee says there's little chance the new prince will ever wear the crown.

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And lest we forget...

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By Fozzy
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Even if you are not devout, having your child baptised takes trouble and effort — and is therefore the polar opposite of the lazy attitudes to tradition and the family which blight modern life.
And to make the occasion extra special, my daughter Kitty (who had never been baptised) chose to join her child and bend her own head to the holy water, too.
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By KevS
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My mother is a Christian and has been all her life, but she only got baptised seven years ago - the reasoning her parents had was that being baptised or even christened is only something that you should choose to do yourself if you feel that it is right for you. Clearly if you are three months old, you don't have that choice.

In fact I know that there are some churches who won't just do a christening unless you are a regular attendee, the theory being that clearly the parents just see it as a social thing to do, aren't bothered about the religious side of things, and probably won't set foot in that church again until Junior gets married.
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