Category Archives: 21st century

Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses…..so tell us something new!

Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses, lecturers have said. Academics complained that lower entry requirements had led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English. A … Continue reading

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Lithuania and the Jews, still a difficult question for the country……..but there is hope.

It’s not every day that Lithuanian high school students block the entrance to their school to keep out their principal and demand the return to work of a beloved teacher who, in their opinion, was unfairly dismissed. In fact, as … Continue reading

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A Polish woman who came to UK and embraced British culture and no expectations of handouts…….welcome.

Anna Maria Bak, 27, is Polish and works in A&E at Colchester General Hospital.  “I came to the UK for the first time in 2010. I had studied English philology at university in the Polish town of Krosno. Philology is … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts About 2016……………..

As I sit here on the 1 January 2017 I have time to reflect on some of the important events of the last year:- The sad passing of my father in law after a series of serious illnesses, but it … Continue reading

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King Arthur of Huddersfield………..

King Arthur’s legendary home and the site where he planned his war against Saxon invaders may finally have been uncovered – in Yorkshire. The legend of King Arthur and Camelot has been the subject of countless books and films but the … Continue reading

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“Hope not Hate” and “TellMAMA” groups up to the same old tricks of lying

A study into the claims made by left-wing group ‘Hope Not Hate‘ has found the organisation exaggerated “hate speech” claims by over 3000 per cent following the murder of Jo Cox MP. The Economist magazine investigated the claim by the group … Continue reading

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More “snowflake students”…….read and weep!

In recent months I have waxed lyrical about many of the pathetic “snowflakes” that seem to inhabit institutions of Higher Education, both in the UK and USA. I get tired of reading about the need for “safe spaces”, “trigger warnings” … Continue reading

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German Minister offends Saudi Arabia…..so well done to her!

  A German minister has refused to wear a hijab during a visit to Saudi Arabia – saying women should have the same right to choose their clothing as men.  Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen’s stand came a week … Continue reading

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Really British……and the usual response from the PC brigade (come in Michael Wright)

The owner of a shop in north London named ‘Really British’ has hit back at claims that his store, which stocks “quintessentially British items,” is racist. The shop, in Muswell Hill, opened to the public November 26 – and since … Continue reading

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Overseas Aid……..and the gravy train continues unabated despite political promises

Aid spending on consultants has doubled to £1billion in just four years including huge bills to hire broadcasters from the BBC and Channel 4, it emerged last night. The vast spending also included £1million for Nigeria, which was shared with US … Continue reading

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