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Do you think the Government's handling of this year’s A-Level grades has been…Better than last year's – 30%Worse than last year's – 12%No different – 25%https://t.co/jPS16bDwVT pic.twitter.com/OhqnDURHa8
Which these days is an eon in political time.
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The truth is, both were grossly mishandled but this year was far worse because it was entirely foreseeable and no contingency plans were put in place to deal with it. Indeed, no plans were finalised until two months before they were put into operation. That is a statement of fact, not really conducive therefore to opinion polling.
But equally, there is no point in firing Gavin Williamson and keeping Nick Gibb. Or indeed, the entire DfE.
Is it me, or has there been a cascade of weird weather events, these last weeks and months, which have changed the global conversation?
Canada hitting near-50C was another psychological inflection point - just a couple of weeks back
Suddenly it feels like it is happening - and accelerating
BBC News - UK deportation flight to Jamaica leaves with dozens reprieved
(Pay attention, really!)
It's very interesting.
FUDHY has moved from “SNP don’t count” to “Scots don’t count”. That’s a big leap for a Unionist. But there’s the rub, he’s not really a Unionist, he’s an English Nationalist.
His latest line of attack is that a Starmer win in the UK is insufficient. Unless Starmer wins in England, his mandate will not be respected.
Worse, in Ethiopia, there was no air con or indeed much shelter. The heat was reflected back off the lava-strewn desert. And some people LIVE there. In mud huts. Indescribable
We arrived at dusk and left at dawn. Those poor people that could not leave….
However, I have concerns at the obvious grade inflation, but also that this cohort may find they are forever known as the covid students and may experience some employer resistance in the future ( I hope not)
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A block. That one grates for oneself.
Meanwhile the neighbours' cat is asleep in our kitchen.
The likes of Prof Peston of course will never say such a thing.
Greece was always at the top of my list. Or southern Portugal. Or Australia. Now?!
if you can knap a decent butt plug, you’re good to go
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Takes the shine off for them.
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Cats are capable of rapid sideways movement, but remember the location of concentrated rainstorms.
May not be necessary if you have fewer than 6 neighbouring cats.
Why not do that? The lower the number, the better you did against the cohort in your year.
The official site at the airport was "only" 40C.
Definitely no record, so ignore.
Provisionally the highest ever recorded temperature in Europe.
Here we go…
UK Covid cases may soar to 100,000 a day, Sajid Javid warns.
This year it's been completely mishandled ( because there was time to create a viable plan) but because the results were presented without issues it doesn't look as bad.
The biggest issue is what do you do in the future now GCSE and A levels have been destroyed
And didn't Starmer repeat it as well
I can barely tolerate southern England, and that is much warmer and brighter than Perth
What I seek is the Med climate as it was about 20 years ago, in, say, Provence. Long warm dry sunny summers, but also definite seasons. A short cold winter, early spring, colourful autumn
What will provide that in ten years time?
In fact, for many people, any amount of light or darkness is a sign you need to be playing computer games...
I would go for a Bardolino to match.
Which was perfectly OK when I was swimming in it but truly horrible once I had even a pair of shorts and a thin shirt on again.
Strangely, that felt even hotter than walking down from Masada after the cable car broke. And three of our party got heat exhaustion doing that.
Apparently they still mark the old way
Looking at this it does seem like he may be right, unless I have missed something; the pass rate has gradually gone through the floor
I can believe this one stat is an exaggeration. But it’s clear there was an extreme hot weather event
Here's a stat to cheer up we England supporters.
The last time England won a Test match with neither of Stuart Broad or James Anderson in the XI was in June 2007 - six months before Broad's Test debut.
With Broad ruled out of the series and Anderson with an injury set to rule him out tomorrow we may end up being more f*cked than a Stepmom on Pornhub.
What's interesting is that the 18-24 demographic just overtook the 25-29 year olds for first dose uptake and the curve hasn't completely levelled off yet. They look to be trending towards where 30-39 year olds finished up. I think the don't get left behind advertising should be ramped up for all under 40s. Especially international travel, that could be a huge way of getting people to get vaccinated. No vaccine no flights, an advert showing a group of pretty young twenty somethings checking in at an airport, posting it all to Instagram while the loser who chose not to get the vaccine sits at home alone.
Once exams are reinstituted, I assume that we'll see A-levels and the Scottish equivalents simply return to roughly the attainment levels seen pre-Covid - or is there any sign of a replacement for them on the horizon...?
We're heading now for an NHS summer crisis"
said Sir Keir
We might rail about vaxports but other countries aren't taking any chances, is a case of you cannot come here without evidence of being jabbed.
That's quite different from iSAGE who were saying we were going to hell in a hand cart with 100k, maybe 200k cases.
The worst bit about Starmer is that he didn't oppose the step 4 unlockdown anyway. So it was just empty rhetoric from an empty suit.
I perfectly accept we elect a UK government and that Starmer does not need to win a majority in England to become PM.
I just want an English Parliament within the UK with the same powers the other Home Nations parliaments have.
If I was an English Nationalist I would be advocating for English independence
They didn’t aak for proof but I suspect that’s because I am clearly a middle aged Brit, and we are all vaxxed. Vaxports are here, like it or not
My favourites were the false positives mob, Alistair Hames and his trend lines which mesmerised the gullible, and of course that chap who said we had reached herd immunity by May 2020.
Sadly, my secondary with no sixth form gave me no help when it came to picking A levels.
Keir Starmer has called on Boris Johnson to sack his education secretary, Gavin Williamson, for failing children during the pandemic and presiding over a “yawning gap” in attainment between private and state school pupils.
Exclusive: two years of chaotic policies and ‘yawning’ attainment gap makes position untenable, says Labour leader