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Pampered-free-school-guru posts "a string of sexist and obscene/sordid tweets"

Discussion in 'Education news' started by BigFrankEM, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Occasional commenter

    Or so at least asserts the Mail on Sunday on its front page this morning. [Sister paper, let it be noted in passing, to what was then Herr Hitler's favourite Fleet Street title.]

    Can this really be the same upstanding tribune of the plebs who did so much good in years gone by in breaking the stranglehold of the education establishment, I ask myself?

    And received so much government money in the process?

    Some mistake surely ?
  2. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Occasional commenter

    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    He's not fit to be involved in education in any way whatsoever, never mind the university regulator position.

    An absolute ****
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  4. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Lead commenter

    A disgusting individual, not fit for public office.
  5. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Occasional commenter

    Seems like Theresa too thinks he's indispensable.


    I knew she was pretty much beyond redemption when she had to cosy up to Arlene and pay her a queen's ransom to secure votes which were in fact free for the taking, but having to grovel for her job to people of Toby's category seems like a nadir, even for a Tory PM.

    Not so much: Come back Maggie, all is forgiven !
    More like: Come back Edwina, all is forgiven ?
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  6. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  7. katykook

    katykook Occasional commenter

    If a teacher had made those tweets they would have been sacked on the spot.
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  8. shevington

    shevington Occasional commenter

    Good news Toby has resigned.
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  9. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Lead commenter

    Quite so and so they should have. It amazes me the different set of rules in action. But at least he has gone now.

    Incidentally, I don't view Young's stepping down as showing any sort of principles or anything. Rather, I think he will have just thought it wasn't worth the candle.

    Just musing now, but I remember the 70's when the right wing activists like the BNP and such, were basically just a bunch of thickos. It is distressing to find towards the end of my life that their bigotry has now been taken up by literate educated people.
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  10. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Occasional commenter

    And also, don't forget, by the likes of Toby Young as well ?
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  11. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Meanwhile, still nothing heard from Jarad O'Mara...
  12. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

  13. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Lead commenter

  14. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Occasional commenter

    Thanks for the "translation", TCSC47.

    And a2 for the quote.

    A very apt quote, I reckon. (I am reminded of another which I saw in passing some days ago now. I'll try to fish it out to complement the above....later.)

    The "translation" explains so much about the management of:

    • English state schools
    • English schools
    • English education
    • English politics
    • British politics
    • European politics
    • Politics
  15. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    The loud condemnation of those making death threats to Esther McVey is deafening in its silence.

    Why hasn't John McDonnell been sacked for his "lynch the *****" comment from 2016? Instead he has been affirmed in his role of shadow chancellor.

    Hypocrisy and collusion all the way.
  16. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Oh dear.

    Seems he's even dodgier than everyone thought.

    The real reason he went: Attending secret conferences
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    "I was just having a look"...

  17. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    The investigation into Keith Vaz has gone quiet, hasn't it?

    That's Jared O'Mara, John McDonnell and Keith Vaz...where's the virtue signalling about them?

    And what about Kelvin Hopkins? He was suspended in November and nothings been heard about it since.

    Unlike Toby Young, these four are all elected Labour MPs. Where's the leadership taking a moral stance on these four creeps?
  18. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I've always thought it was a pretty poor argument to say 'but x isn't as bad a s y' if x was really, really bad. You know the old 'Hitler wasn't Stalin' justification...o_O
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  19. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    I don't think that's the point here. It is, Why are the people @GLsghost has named not being dealt with in the same way? Is it because they are not Wicked Tories?
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  20. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Exactly. Where's the outraged Twitter campaign about them? There is nothing but silence from the labour camp. Emily thornberry refused to comment yesterday when asked about John McDonnell's "lynch the *****" comment about Esther Mcvey.

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