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  1. Amersham. The Aylesbury equivalent would be AHS (Girls) and AGS (Boys) where the system is even more gamed as they're the grammar' that people with sharp elbows get into with the other grammar - forget its name - being for those who did actually pass the 11+ but can still be nudged aside. Similarly, there are a lot of AHS and AGS alum in a lot of places, not least the media.
  2. And to follow on from the other direction of comments: how I avoided food poisoning at uni, I don't know. My diet was terrible. It was only when I lived by myself and could completely cock things up in a kitchen and no one notice that I improved.
  3. This is why David Lammy's approach is so useful. He doesn't just go 'state/private'. It probably needs refining but it's a lot better than that blunt approach. Challoner's is a state school but to go to it you have to pass the 11+ against pupils who have been tutored since age 4 (I know this bit for a fact) *and* live in catchment which means having a house that costs about £150,000 more than one outside catchment.
  4. Enjoying a spot of Glyndebourne #HamletOpera on @BBCFOUR ...

  5. England WC shirt farce

    I know this is the 21st century but this thread seems to have turned into an excuse for certain posters to stare at rugby players' bottoms.
  6. Our new position in the EU

    The Treasury report that Sadler's just mentioned btw, it said we would be poorer relative to staying in the EU. Given the most recent assessment of food prices, GDP growth, inflation, manufacturing investment and the like, I'd say we're well on track for that.
  7. Our new position in the EU

    Oi! Don't make me write it again, I'll get into trouble.
  8. Our new position in the EU

    They've certainly recently let the 'no deal' crowd finish their sentences and not called them up on their factual errors. They also let Patrick Minford speak, at length, without calling any of his assertions into question. But then, they also let climate change denialists vomit forth their ignorance and allow Baroness Greenfield to blame teen suicides on Facebook ...
  9. Our new position in the EU

  10. Our new position in the EU

    That's not an answer.
  11. Our new position in the EU

    But you are accusing the Irish government of failing in its duty to its citizens on the basis that is not engaging with the British proposals. Turns out you don't even know if there are any.
  12. Our new position in the EU

    Katie Hopkins, views then endorsed and repeated by Leave.EU. Leave.EU prominent and highly visible campaigners for Brexit before, during and after the referendum. Voted Leave and you're on the same side as them. You may not want to agree with them but you are travelling in their bright red bus.
  13. Our new position in the EU

    That wasn't my question. My question was: what are the British proposals? Not: what ideas have been floated vaguely in a speech, what has Boris trumpeted in the Telegraph, not examples of the Irish being petty. What are the British proposals for the Irish border?
  14. Our new position in the EU

    They would. And I'm sure there are times when I've backed or voted for campaigns and parties which featured awful people. I can't remember ever having voted alongside a group that call people drowning in the Med cockroaches though.
  15. Our new position in the EU

    Perhaps they could start by reading the British proposals. Remind me what they are again?