MPs to be age checked. [Link]
(Although it’s unclear if that is their physical or mental age.)
PRIME MINISTER David Cameron is looking to ensure that adult websites, the sort that MPs like, will abide by age verification standards and make sure that fumbling punters are of adult age.
That’s a new one on me but a very apt description of an MP.
What’s in a word? [Link]
David Cameron has been criticised for his description of migrants trying to reach Britain as a “swarm”.
Asked about the Calais crisis, he spoke of “a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean, seeking a better life, wanting to come to Britain”.
Labour’s Harriet Harman said “he should remember he is talking about people and not insects” and called the use of “divisive” language a “worrying turn”.
Now I loath this idiot Cameron and everyone in his “government” but here we have the stupidity and ignorance of the ‘opposition’ highlighted by their desire to be politically correct. Here is a dictionary definition of the word swarm.
noun: swarm; plural noun: swarms
1. (of flying insects) move in or form a swarm. “swarming locusts”.
2. move somewhere in large numbers.
“protesters were swarming into the building”
synonyms: flock, crowd, throng, stream, surge, flood, seethe, pack
“reporters and photographers were swarming all over the place”
So here’s little me, just scraped by in English Language at school one heck of a long time ago thinking.
“A government minister who doesn’t know the full meaning of the word swarm.”
Or does she and is simply being politically correct.
This is probably the reason why her party isn’t in power.
THEY LOVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!
School Troubles. [Link]
Pupils aged five to 11 were suspended 11,420 times for physical assault against an adult in state-funded primary schools in 2013-14 – up from 9,080 the previous year.
Figures from the Department for Education revealed a 10% rise in suspension for assault against adults for pupils aged five to 16. Suspension for racist abuse in primary schools increased by 15.6%.
They can’t even control 5-year-old kids.
Yet the last figure tells a lot about the use of statistics by the DOE.
Racist abuse increased by 15.6%.
Meaningless isn’t it?
Without a baseline 15.6% means zip.
So, I went to the Education Department Website and asked for more information.
Do you think it’s because I entered the words Racial Abuse in the search box?