Discussion of the UK Government
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#620352
youngian wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:44 am
John Crace spotted this one from Gavin Williamson writing in Telegraph
Increasing the A Level grades will mean a whole generation could end up promoted beyond their abilities.
Whole generation? It's one year group! Anyway youngest daughter got marked down a grade but her preferred Uni accepted her anyway so am banking that and moving on. Uni's are desperate with a shortage of foreign students so it is a buyers market anyway and even though she was a grade below their offer, Loughborough were happy to accept her. Her school are up in arms and want her to appeal but am thinking what is the point. It is a posh school and they have hired a QC!!!!!
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#620358
You’d think one of the idiots would figure out that both this year’s a-level and gcse students will all be eligible to vote at the next GE, and so perhaps openly screwing them over before throwing them into a jobs market that’s bereft of opportunity might not be the best idea ever. But apparently, no.
#620360
crabcakes_windermere wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:06 am
You’d think one of the idiots would figure out that both this year’s a-level and gcse students will all be eligible to vote at the next GE, and so perhaps openly screwing them over before throwing them into a jobs market that’s bereft of opportunity might not be the best idea ever. But apparently, no.
Why should they bother? In four years time they'll have made their fortune.
#620364
As we speak, one of the acolytes of Cummings is probably paying someone an exorbitant amount to dress up as someone crossing the Channel to put them on camera to say he's coming over to take as many benefits as he can, the other 38 members of his family will follow and his greatest wish is to push the Queen down a flight of stairs.

There'll be another dead cat along in a moment.
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#620368
The Rationalist wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:49 am
youngian wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:44 am
John Crace spotted this one from Gavin Williamson writing in Telegraph
Increasing the A Level grades will mean a whole generation could end up promoted beyond their abilities.
Whole generation? It's one year group! Anyway youngest daughter got marked down a grade but her preferred Uni accepted her anyway so am banking that and moving on. Uni's are desperate with a shortage of foreign students so it is a buyers market anyway and even though she was a grade below their offer, Loughborough were happy to accept her. Her school are up in arms and want her to appeal but am thinking what is the point. It is a posh school and they have hired a QC!!!!!
Welcome to Loughborough
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#620371
If ever you wanted to assess the intelligence, knowledge of the world and empathy of Mail readers then an article about kids who have worked harder than they ever have, achieved more than they ever could and been knocked back by an incompetent government that they support (because Brexit) then this topic would be it.
#620375
Safe_Timber_Man wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:40 pm
I knew there was a reason why I'd decided to the the Mail a miss for a while...

What a bunch of utterly cretinous fuckwits:


The bitterness oozes from their pores. There's a word in Hebrew that describes the joy felt by basking in someone else's pleasure and success. If these was an English translation these horrible wankers would never need to know the word.
#620376
The Red Arrow wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:19 am
Heaven forfend anyone could end up promoted beyond their abilities, eh, Gav?
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#620379
youngian wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:56 pm

The bitterness oozes from their pores. There's a word in Hebrew that describes the joy felt by basking in someone else's pleasure and success. If these was an English translation these horrible wankers would never need to know the word.
Are you thinking of Schadenfreude? German for pleasure in the misfortunes of others.
#620384
Andy McDandy wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:08 pm
youngian wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:56 pm

The bitterness oozes from their pores. There's a word in Hebrew that describes the joy felt by basking in someone else's pleasure and success. If these was an English translation these horrible wankers would never need to know the word.
Are you thinking of Schadenfreude? German for pleasure in the misfortunes of others.

That's gloating at misfortune but this word was described as the exact opposite emotion of schadenfreude; 'I'm so happy for you.'
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