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lanternhall
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Eton

Post by lanternhall » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:26 am

Free places offered at Eton. What the hell are we doing. Surely this county needs to be governed by a privileged elite.

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Re: Eton

Post by scorp » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:34 am

lanternhall wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:26 am
Free places offered at Eton. What the hell are we doing. Surely this county needs to be governed by a privileged elite.
Fat chance of any council house boys becoming PM via Eton.

But at least Eton was instrumental in the development of football two centuries, so give it some slack ;)

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Re: Eton

Post by Lazio » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:12 am

Ilf people wish to pay for a private education that is their prerogative, and I don't blame them. If you live in an area with poor state schools and want the best for your children it must be soul destroying. The state sector is full of left wing teaching unions, even when I was at school in the 70s the some teachers were trying to install socialist dogma.

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Re: Eton

Post by Cph.shots » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:55 am

It shouldn't be necessary to have a two tier society Laz.
Everyone has the right to an decent education and healthcare..

By the way there are plenty of Lefties who came through public schools

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Re: Eton

Post by Lazio » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 am

I n a free society if people want to pay extra for education and healthcare they should have the right to. If all the fee paying schools were closed the state sector would be overrun. Your right though plenty of designer socialists were privately educated.

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Re: Eton

Post by lanternhall » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:05 am

Lazio wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:12 am
Ilf people wish to pay for a private education that is their prerogative, and I don't blame them. If you live in an area with poor state schools and want the best for your children it must be soul destroying. The state sector is full of left wing teaching unions, even when I was at school in the 70s the some teachers were trying to install socialist dogma.
You have to have the money to pay for a private education.

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Re: Eton

Post by lanternhall » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:09 am

Lazio wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 am
I n a free society if people want to pay extra for education and healthcare they should have the right to. If all the fee paying schools were closed the state sector would be overrun. Your right though plenty of designer socialists were privately educated.
Please explain to me how it is a free society, when people who have money can pay for private education and healthcare.?

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Re: Eton

Post by Cph.shots » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:16 pm

Lazio wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 am
Laz. In a truely free society there wouldn't be a need to pay for a better standard of care or education. If all the fee paying schools were closed the state sector would be overrun. If that's what the mail tells you, then it must be true. Your right though plenty of designer socialists were privately educated.Really don't know what a "designer socialist" is but I was thinking about the likes of Benn, Orwell, who were highly educated socialists despite being born in to privalleged families.

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Re: Eton

Post by Lazio » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:34 pm

In a free society people should be able to spend their money how they like after paying taxes to support the state system.
I read a lot even left wing rubbish for a laugh.
Designer socialists why did the shadow home secretary and the poison dwarf send their children into private education?
Benn was mad.
Orwell worse.

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Re: Eton

Post by Cph.shots » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:49 pm

Lazio wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:34 pm
In a free society people should be able to spend their money how they like after paying taxes to support the state system. I don't disagree with that, it's the NEED to pay for a better service that is wrong. The NEED shouldn't be there.
I read a lot even left wing rubbish for a laugh. Sounds like you're wasteing your time there Laz, plenty of funnier stuff to read if you just want a laugh but whatever floats your boat.
Designer socialists why did the shadow home secretary and the poison dwarf send their children into private education? I presume because the NEED was there, I'm sure she'd prefer a level playing field for all. If this it is true of course.
Benn was mad.
Orwell worse. Not much to say about your last two comments apart from the fact that they're not very well thought out.
And yes, I will stop discussing poltics again. :D

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Re: Eton

Post by Ian M » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:04 pm

lanternhall wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:09 am
Lazio wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 am
I n a free society if people want to pay extra for education and healthcare they should have the right to. If all the fee paying schools were closed the state sector would be overrun. Your right though plenty of designer socialists were privately educated.
Please explain to me how it is a free society, when people who have money can pay for private education and healthcare.?

FREE choice, not FREE price!

:lol:

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Re: Eton

Post by Charles Dickens » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:14 pm

Many socialists MPs are against private schools, but send their children to private schools. Working class people cannot afford to pay the fees so have no choice.The MPs just prefer to exclude their families from their own political dogma.

Yes everyone has a choice how they spend their money in this country. For example many choose to spend on very expensive motor cars and boats which I certainly cannot afford. Am I jealous, no, not in the least.But I do think they waste their money.

I agree that many public shool boys are not fit to run this country, but there are a few exceptions. We are lucky that we will have Boris Johnson as our next prime minister.

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Re: Eton

Post by lanternhall » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:23 pm

Charles Dickens wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Many socialists MPs are against private schools, but send their children to private schools. Working class people cannot afford to pay the fees so have no choice.The MPs just prefer to exclude their families from their own political dogma.

Yes everyone has a choice how they spend their money in this country. For example many choose to spend on very expensive motor cars and boats which I certainly cannot afford. Am I jealous, no, not in the least.But I do think they waste their money.

I agree that many public shool boys are not fit to run this country, but there are a few exceptions. We are lucky that we will have Boris Johnson as our next prime minister.
Boris Johnson. God help us.

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Re: Eton

Post by Mytshot » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 pm

Charles Dickens wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Many socialists MPs are against private schools, but send their children to private schools. Working class people cannot afford to pay the fees so have no choice.The MPs just prefer to exclude their families from their own political dogma.

Yes everyone has a choice how they spend their money in this country. For example many choose to spend on very expensive motor cars and boats which I certainly cannot afford. Am I jealous, no, not in the least.But I do think they waste their money.

I agree that many public shool boys are not fit to run this country, but there are a few exceptions. We are lucky that we will have Boris Johnson as our next prime minister.
Lucky isn't the word I'd use. I swear this country has taken leave of its senses.

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Re: Eton

Post by GWRBA » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:19 pm

Charles Dickens wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:14 pm
We are lucky that we will have Boris Johnson as our next prime minister.
Lucky how, precisely?

Or do we now want an incompetent, lying, cheating buffoon in charge?

Even his former Torygraph editor, Max Hastings, says he is "totally unfit to be PM... a gold medal egomaniac. I would not trust him with my wife nor – from painful experience – my wallet. It is hard to believe that any man so conspicuously incapable of controlling his own libido is fit to be trusted with controlling the country. I would not take Boris's word about whether it is Monday or Tuesday. If (Boris) is the answer, there is something desperately wrong with the question."


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