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By Oboogie
#396
Bit of trivia for you all. Did you know we have Prince Andrew and Fergie (the Princess not the football manager or the singer) to thank for the abolition of corporal punishment in state schools in England and Wales?
The vote on abolition was held on the day of their wedding. The Tory MPs who were against it's abolition attended the wedding and planned to dash back to Parliament in time for the vote but got held up in the wedding traffic and missed it. The vote was carried and the abolition bill was passed.
By Bones McCoy
#400
Oboogie wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:42 pm Bit of trivia for you all. Did you know we have Prince Andrew and Fergie (the Princess not the football manager or the singer) to thank for the abolition of corporal punishment in state schools in England and Wales?
The vote on abolition was held on the day of their wedding. The Tory MPs who were against it's abolition attended the wedding and planned to dash back to Parliament in time for the vote but got held up in the wedding traffic and missed it. The vote was carried and the abolition bill was passed.
You'd think Andy would've been up for a bit of that.
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By Bones McCoy
#401
Oblomov wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Malcolm Armsteen wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:08 pm No, I mean it. People like Ratboy are just about control, with no concept of the self-restraint and other mechanisms that well-ordered people have in their lives, or how to achieve them other than by corcion or force. I see that there are already calls for caning to be reintroduced.
I got a bad case of the heebies the other week when an utter creep like Williamson started talking about "discipline for youngsters" :shock:
These days you just mutter "Obvious kiddie fiddler" under your breath, and they'll go away.
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By Samanfur
#406
Not Williamson, but I don't doubt he'll jump on the bandwagon shortly:





We'll be pledging allegiance to the flag and the monarch every morning - hands on hearts, of course - next.

I'm not shocked. This level of mission creep was predictable as soon as the Tories started weaponising the flag.

I'm just disappointed.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
#410
Samanfur wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:12 pm

We'll be pledging allegiance to the flag and the monarch every morning - hands on hearts, of course - next.

I'm not shocked. This level of mission creep was predictable as soon as the Tories started weaponising the flag.

I'm just disappointed.
Loyalty oaths for teachers?

You know they want to.
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