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    I didn't say it was good. Jut pointing out that it's there. Personally, I think there will be a visa waiver system in place.
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    Yes you did. And you've attempted to demonstrate that the Schengen visa system isn't good, by showing some text about six week wait times. Aside from that very weak evidence, what makes you think the Schengen visa system isn't a good one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    They all turned me down, and that was before they saw my A level results...
    In my defence, I went to a comp in the 80's, and if you weren't a raving lefty, the teachers either ignored you or tortured you.
    Not true. i went to a comp in the 80s in a very (and I mean very) poor area of the Midlands. I came from a broken home, was brought up on a council estate, father out of work for a decade due to the unions killing the car industry in the midlands. Despite that I managed to go to Uni .... but then I'm quite smart and work hard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Anyway, I'm not sure there is life in Swindon...
    When I worked in big 4 consulting I was sent to many a dull, dreary, awful place ... of these, Swindon was easily the biggest pile of doodoo. Couldn't be happier every Friday to be getting on the train back to the big smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    It was the 1980's - when the teachers weren't on strike, almost every lesson had some sort of Marxist slant. History was all post-colonial and the evils of the Empire, our Economics teacher was a communist, and even English Lit was an endless stream of socialist drivel. So yes, you could say I was occasionally "disruptive"

    To be fair though, some of those same teachers felt it was wrong to grass us up for going down the pub at lunchtime, so they didn't. As long as we stayed in the other bar, they left us alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    When I worked in big 4 consulting I was sent to many a dull, dreary, awful place ... of these, Swindon was easily the biggest pile of doodoo. Couldn't be happier every Friday to be getting on the train back to the big smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    I smell bull tuliip!
    Actually at my state comp 75% of the teachers were openly lefties. The ones who weren't kept their mouths shut so they weren't forced out.

    Though the only ones who taught anything with a left bent were in the social sciences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Apparently it sharpens sense of humour
    It certainly made us appreciate office days. Even my time at DVLA in Swansea wasn't as bad as my time in Swindon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Actually at my state comp 75% of the teachers were openly lefties. The ones who weren't kept their mouths shut so they weren't forced out.

    Though the only ones who taught anything with a left bent were in the social sciences.
    The tulip was suggesting he spent lunchtimes down the pub with the teachers (but different bar).

    All teachers are lefties ... it's a given. In our school 6th form we had a school GE in 1987 to see how we would if we could. Teachers were really surprised (and not too pleased!) to find that Tories/Maggie came out on top. And this in a staunch red area Betty Borthroyd, whom I did manage to meet and to be far was a very nice lady, was our local MP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    The tulip was suggesting he spent lunchtimes down the pub with the teachers (but different bar).

    All teachers are lefties ... it's a given. In our school 6th form we had a school GE in 1987 to see how we would if we could. Teachers were really surprised (and not too pleased!) to find that Tories/Maggie came out on top. And this in a staunch red area Betty Borthroyd, whom I did manage to meet and to be far was a very nice lady, was our local MP.
    I've heard stories about teachers and pubs like that all the time.

    At college when we also drank the same pubs as our lecturers. The pub staff also knew we were all under 18 and very likely 16 when we started drinking in their establishments but ignored us. We didn't dare misbehave.

    And no not all teachers are or have been lefties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    Not true. i went to a comp in the 80s in a very (and I mean very) poor area of the Midlands. I came from a broken home, was brought up on a council estate, father out of work for a decade due to the unions killing the car industry in the midlands. Despite that I managed to go to Uni .... but then I'm quite smart and work hard
    Not that it needs saying but I also went to a comp in the 80s in probably a nicer part of The Midlands than Whorty, and not only was I not turned down by polys I was not turned down by unis either. Funny that.

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