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What school did Raab go to?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Nealswife, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Nealswife

    Nealswife Occasional commenter

    Not good for the education he had - or his appointment to power. Can his parents get their money back?
    phlogiston and ajrowing like this.
  2. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    You do realise he is a karate black belt
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  3. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    He went to a state school, so getting a refund might be a bit difficult.
  4. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    He went to a state Grammar school; and has degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge.

    Which provoked me to say that they must have lowered the entrance standards in the 20 or so years between when I went there and when he did.
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  5. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I respect his stance. There are only four things an Englishman kneels for.
    His wife to be.
    His fallen comrades.
    His Monarch.
  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    He didn't make a stetement. Asked by Julia Hartley-Brewer if he would take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab: "I take the knee for two people; the Queen and the Mrs when I asked her to marry me."

    Rather smacks of "When did you stop beating your wife?"
  7. install

    install Star commenter

    Then your post doesn’t recognise what it is to be English in 2020 imho :rolleyes:
  8. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    It is a symbol that BLM have adopted, but it did not originate there.
    It is interesting to see, on social media, how many people, purporting to know it’s origins, actually getting it wrong.
    Personally I think the Raab thing is making a mountain out of a molehill.
  9. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    This wretched status business causes so much grief.
    "Can't be rule takers..."
    "Take back control.."
    Every politician should publicly kneel in front of their electorate at least once a week. The senior ones should do it more often.
    Subjugation is completely different to showing respect for others.
  10. install

    install Star commenter


    Kneeling and acknowledging things need to change for black people so we can have better equality gives a clear message imho. It’s time we recognise the need for equality.
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  11. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Being English in 2020 is just old fashioned good luck IMO.
  12. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    The shocking thing was Raab thought ‘taking the knee’ originated from Game of Thrones o_O.
  13. install

    install Star commenter

    Not for everyone to be fair.

    It’s hardly ‘old fashioned good luck’ to be discriminated against on a daily basis imho.:cool:
  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Count me out. At my age I would probably never get back up on my feet again.

    No other reason!
  15. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    I'll help you back up, if you'll help me back up
  16. install

    install Star commenter


    And perhaps it’s time society realised too many of our MPs are out of touch with their communities
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
  17. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    We seem to be living in a time when resisting the law has become the number one route for pretending that police are racists.
    Where equality requires bias.
    Where futile gestures are more important than honesty.
    Where statues have become a prime focus for virtue signalling.
    Where being left wing Marxists means you can behave like a fascist and your peers expect it.

    Respect is not a free gift, it has to be earned.
    Equality can never come from a starting point of bias.
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  18. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    I genuflect only in church.
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  19. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Historically bending the knee is an act of submission. But the current use is a new symbol of protest initially used in American Football. There in that context taking a knee is to stop activity, stop doing what you're doing. It is also a a play tactic whereby the quarterback can end play by taking the knee. So when Colin Kaepermick took the knee during the US anthem in 2016 he was saying "Stop! Do not carry on as normal. End the racism play".
  20. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    When was being fair the done thing?
    I ignore all forms of racism, a persons worth is in their deeds.

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