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    We had an LGBT+ awareness day organised by the school council. The day after it was announced, some parents complained. The day after that, we were no longer having an LGBT+ awareness day. One form tutor became instantly VERY popular by screwing up the cancellation letter and binning it, and we all wore something rainbow-themed in protest.

    The reason for it being cancelled was not because the school agreed that they shouldn't advocate equality, but that they didn't want to end-up in long and tedious lawsuits and DfE investigations. On the other side of the coin, one transgender pupil was told that she couldn't come to prom as it might make some people uncomfortable. Within four hours of someone writing a Facebook post about it, the school's decision was reversed. They didn't suddenly become compassionate or reasonable, rather were worried about the implications of a complaint/lawsuit (the fact that the Headteacher had a copy of the Equality Act 2010 put on their desk - with the relevant sections highlighted - might have driven home the point!).

    I wouldn't say all teachers are biased, rather that political correctness is generally the safest path to follow to ensure that nobody gets sued.
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    (Original post by AlexS101)
    Compared to Thatcher and Major he is, and thats who he supposedly saved the country from...
    No.
    Blair paved the way for NHS privatisation, deregulated the financial sector (which the US also did) as part of poor neoclassical economic policy, abandoned democratic control of the Bank of England, refused to renationalise or even effectively regulate the privatised utilities companies, refused to invest in much-needed social housing, privatised air traffic control and prisons, planned to privatise Royal Mail, and backed the imperialist pretensions of the most fanatically right-wing government the US has ever suffered.
    He furthered Thatcher's cause and was more right-wing and undemocratic than Major.

    I would've preferred Major.
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    (Original post by simbasdragon)
    Wtf is wrong with your mum?😂
    Dunno
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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Our countries , HAHA. The guy that screwed up Iraq. Whilst he was ok , ( he was in a blue tie) , a tory would done a much better with the economy , there would have been higher growth and wed have dealth the recession much better. We are stilling cleaning up Browns mess.
    The Tories are not "cleaning up Labour's mess".
    The myth that the Labour party are profligate with public money, and that the Tories go around cleaning up their messes is one of the most pervasive political narratives in the UK. It is thanks to this myth that even after four years of breathtaking economic incompetence from George Osborne, the Tories are still considered more trustworthy on economic issues than Labour by the majority of the public.

    I'm no fan of New Labour but I'm completely sick of listening to delusional Tory tribalists mindlessly churning out their counter-factual "always cleaning up Labour's messes" narratives in order to defend George Osborne's record of economic incompetence, exactly as they have been programmed to do by the mainstream media.

    A quick look at the actual evidence reveals that only two Labour governments have ever left office leaving the national debt higher than it was when they came to power, all of the others have lowered the national debt as a percentage of GDP.

    Nearly all the Labour governments have ended up reducing the national debt, and the two that didn't coincided with the biggest global financial crisis of the 20th Century and the biggest global financial crisis so far in the 21st Century.

    On the two occasions that Labour oversaw increases in the national debt there were the mitigating circumstances of huge global financial crises. The Ramsay MacDonald government of 1929-31 coincided with the Wall Street Crash (they left a 12% increase in the debt to GDP ratio), and the Blair-Brown government of 1997-2010 coincided with the 2008 financial sector insolvency crisis (an 11% increase). The other Labour governments all reduced the scale of the national debt, Clement Attlee's 1945-51 government reduced the national debt by 40% of GDP despite having to rebuild the UK economy from the ruins of the Second World War. Harold Wilson's 1964-70 government reduced the national debt by 27% of GDP and even the Wilson-Callaghan government of 1974-79 managed to reduce the debt by 4% of GDP.
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    My Politics teacher was the Labour candidate for Eastbourne in 2015. However my economics teacher is very economically right wing.
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    Most of our (politics) university lecturers were left wing*. Teaching does seem to be the go to profession for people with useless degrees unfortunately,

    * some of them were the definition of dumb smart people- a big hot bed of regressive leftism.
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    We are doing a femenist interpretation of a book next week we have already done a communist interpretation. (I nearly died in rage during that)
    I am the only boy in the class.
    the teacher is a feminist.

    Save my soul please
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias

    No.
    Also, you're saying that capitalism is better than socialism because it's still here? Survivorship bias.

    My teacher is a left-wing Irish republican, and he hides his views very well. Teaching about politics (ideologies), he appears completely neutral. Another teacher I know refuses to say what his views are.

    The anti-EU stance is actually common to hard-left and hard-right ideologies.

    Also, the GE is seriously questionable considering that only 24.4% of the electorate actually voted Tory. Also considering Wales and Scotland are dominated by leftist parties.

    Also teachers tend to be left-wing because they deeply understand the education system and how the Tories love to **** it up all the time.
    Its 36.9%. Get your facts right
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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Its 36.9%. Get your facts right
    His facts are technically right - of the registered electorate, 24.4% voted Tory. It was 36.9% of the valid votes cast.


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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Its 36.9%. Get your facts right
    24.4% of the total electorate.

    Interesting that you didn't reply to any of my other points.

    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    We are doing a femenist interpretation of a book next week we have already done a communist interpretation. (I nearly died in rage during that)
    I am the only boy in the class.
    the teacher is a feminist.

    Save my soul please
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    The Tories are not "cleaning up Labour's mess".
    The myth that the Labour party are profligate with public money, and that the Tories go around cleaning up their messes is one of the most pervasive political narratives in the UK. It is thanks to this myth that even after four years of breathtaking economic incompetence from George Osborne, the Tories are still considered more trustworthy on economic issues than Labour by the majority of the public.

    I'm no fan of New Labour but I'm completely sick of listening to delusional Tory tribalists mindlessly churning out their counter-factual "always cleaning up Labour's messes" narratives in order to defend George Osborne's record of economic incompetence, exactly as they have been programmed to do by the mainstream media.

    A quick look at the actual evidence reveals that only two Labour governments have ever left office leaving the national debt higher than it was when they came to power, all of the others have lowered the national debt as a percentage of GDP.

    Nearly all the Labour governments have ended up reducing the national debt, and the two that didn't coincided with the biggest global financial crisis of the 20th Century and the biggest global financial crisis so far in the 21st Century.

    On the two occasions that Labour oversaw increases in the national debt there were the mitigating circumstances of huge global financial crises. The Ramsay MacDonald government of 1929-31 coincided with the Wall Street Crash (they left a 12% increase in the debt to GDP ratio), and the Blair-Brown government of 1997-2010 coincided with the 2008 financial sector insolvency crisis (an 11% increase). The other Labour governments all reduced the scale of the national debt, Clement Attlee's 1945-51 government reduced the national debt by 40% of GDP despite having to rebuild the UK economy from the ruins of the Second World War. Harold Wilson's 1964-70 government reduced the national debt by 27% of GDP and even the Wilson-Callaghan government of 1974-79 managed to reduce the debt by 4% of GDP.
    Live in your delusional land. Lets take any case of hyperinflation. Venezuela caused BY SOCIALISTS and that directly due to price controls and nationalisation. Zimbabwe caused by SOCIALISTS yet again. Oh guess what the tories have got unemployment to a record low and cut the deficit by 2/3. Brown trebled it! Anyway your Corbyn aint getting anywhere near power so need to get into this debate. Corbyn would be a disaster for the conomy and security. And its a known fact that stock markets react better to a tory winning. If Miliband won the ftse would have gone down 5-10%( I have financial experts as friends)
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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Live in your delusional land. Lets take any case of hyperinflation. Venezuela caused BY SOCIALISTS and that directly due to price controls and nationalisation. Zimbabwe caused by SOCIALISTS yet again. Oh guess what the tories have got unemployment to a record low and cut the deficit by 2/3. Brown trebled it! Anyway your Corbyn aint getting anywhere near power so need to get into this debate. Corbyn would be a disaster for the conomy and security. And its a known fact that stock markets react better to a tory winning. If Miliband won the ftse would have gone down 5-10%( I have financial experts as friends)

    It's amazing how you seem to have ignored all of my points. Even more so when you continue to claim that New Labour was the cause of the economic mess when it was clearly caused by the 2008 global financial crisis.

    If you knew anything about economics you would know that government debt matters more than the deficit. Thanks to the Tories' economic incompetence in supporting neoclassical policy, the national debt in the UK has continued increasing since the 2008 financial crisis.

    Again, on the two occasions that Labour oversaw increases in the national debt there were the mitigating circumstances of huge global financial crises. The Ramsay MacDonald government of 1929-31 coincided with the Wall Street Crash (they left a 12% increase in the debt to GDP ratio), and the Blair-Brown government of 1997-2010 coincided with the 2008 financial sector insolvency crisis (an 11% increase).

    Meanwhile, George Osborne has created more debt than every Labour government in history.
    In the last 200 years of economic history there have only been three prolonged periods of debt accumulation worse than George Osborne's tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer: The First World War (+110% of GDP), the Second World War (+100% of GDP) and the tenure of Tory Chancellor Nicholas Vansittart 1812-1823 (+64% of GDP). Having increased public sector debt by 26.9% in five years, George Osborne has undeniably created more new debt than any single Labour government in history ever has. In fact it's a bigger proportional increase in the national debt than all of the Labour governments in history combined.
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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Does anyone else find , that lll their teachers support labour and support left wing causes. I.e our economics teacher is biased, teaching us out about inequality of wealth and saying that capitalism is bad etc. even when its obvious that all the countries that have gone into hyperinflation have been led by socialists ( Zimbabwe , Venezuela) Gordon brown sold gold at all time low. The left have lost TWO elections , the EU referendum and the GE. Yet our socialist teachers wont stop with their socialist propaganda. In English we have to learn inspector calls ( Written by JB priestly , A SOCIALIST) . Why is there so much bias?? I dont see any capitalist propaganda to give kids a balanced view. On top this POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is another a big issue, they tell us by default that gay marriage is right etc. and you CANT speak out against it because of the bias. Its high time we give our kids two sides of the argument. What do you guys think?
    Yup all my teachers are like this. They acted quite oddly when I said my family votes for conservative.
    Teachers are supposed to be unbias and not publicize their political views especially making others supporting other parties feel abnormal. Its madness
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    It's amazing how you seem to have ignored all of my points. Even more so when you continue to claim that New Labour was the cause of the economic mess when it was clearly caused by the 2008 global financial crisis.

    If you knew anything about economics you would know that government debt matters more than the deficit. Thanks to the Tories' economic incompetence in supporting neoclassical policy, the national debt in the UK has continued increasing since the 2008 financial crisis.

    Again, on the two occasions that Labour oversaw increases in the national debt there were the mitigating circumstances of huge global financial crises. The Ramsay MacDonald government of 1929-31 coincided with the Wall Street Crash (they left a 12% increase in the debt to GDP ratio), and the Blair-Brown government of 1997-2010 coincided with the 2008 financial sector insolvency crisis (an 11% increase).

    Meanwhile, George Osborne has created more debt than every Labour government in history.
    In the last 200 years of economic history there have only been three prolonged periods of debt accumulation worse than George Osborne's tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer: The First World War (+110% of GDP), the Second World War (+100% of GDP) and the tenure of Tory Chancellor Nicholas Vansittart 1812-1823 (+64% of GDP). Having increased public sector debt by 26.9% in five years, George Osborne has undeniably created more new debt than any single Labour government in history ever has. In fact it's a bigger proportional increase in the national debt than all of the Labour governments in history combined.
    Youve made a good point and thats fair enough. Im an A* economics student. Im no fan of the tories , they arent right wing enough and don't implement any good policies. The debt is more important than the deficit, The tories dont implement a real conservative ideology , they are liberal puppets. Now you answer to my point, all cases of hyerinflation ( venezuela price controls caused hyerinflation along with nationalization) and zimbabwe was also run by socialist. You only focus on osbourne yet your refuse to look at the employment figures and the work of thatcher and regan. Give us the facts and figures on those guys, dont just pick the worst tory chancellor ever. Thatcher drove down government debt and stabled inflation ( I know youll talk about the recession , but that was for the better)
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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Does anyone else find , that lll their teachers support labour and support left wing causes. I.e our economics teacher is biased, teaching us out about inequality of wealth and saying that capitalism is bad etc. even when its obvious that all the countries that have gone into hyperinflation have been led by socialists ( Zimbabwe , Venezuela) Gordon brown sold gold at all time low. The left have lost TWO elections , the EU referendum and the GE. Yet our socialist teachers wont stop with their socialist propaganda. In English we have to learn inspector calls ( Written by JB priestly , A SOCIALIST) . Why is there so much bias?? I dont see any capitalist propaganda to give kids a balanced view. On top this POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is another a big issue, they tell us by default that gay marriage is right etc. and you CANT speak out against it because of the bias. Its high time we give our kids two sides of the argument. What do you guys think?
    Simply teaching about wealth inequality does not make a teacher biased. Were they actually saying that capitalism is bad, or were they just putting accross that "capitalism is bad" is an actual viewpoint that people have? Because most teachers I had in secondary school tried to show both sides of things like that, especially with A level geography.

    Regarding the EU referendum, "the left" did not lose it, remain lost it, and that included lots of right wing and centrist people. The 2015 general election was also not a simple "left vs right" thing, considering Labour at that point wasn't actually left wing at all, while the unrepresentative nature of our FPTP voting system means there aren't many other left wing options. Also worth noting that the left wing SNP made major gains in Scotland.

    And you're seriously trying to argue that including a book that happened to be written by someone who was left wing makes teachers biased? Really?
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    His facts are technically right - of the registered electorate, 24.4% voted Tory. It was 36.9% of the valid votes cast.


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    Can you also verify his figures that all but two labour governments reduced the national debt using a neutral source.( I dont really like the toreis btw , I just hate socialists and labour)
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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Youve made a good point and thats fair enough. Im an A* economics student. Im no fan of the tories , they arent right wing enough and don't implement any good policies. The debt is more important than the deficit, The tories dont implement a real conservative ideology , they are liberal puppets. Now you answer to my point, all cases of hyerinflation ( venezuela price controls caused hyerinflation along with nationalization) and zimbabwe was also run by socialist
    Saying the Tories "aren't right wing enough" on economics tells me that you're not a competent economics student unless it's at A Level.
    No, hyperinflation is caused by a large increase in price levels and the supply of currency, usually caused by wars or crises that make it hard to tax the population, only in some cases where economically incompetent policies have been implemented. Usually the communist countries that experience hyperinflation is due to the sociopolitical upheaval and not the policies directly.

    Talking about actual socialism, Clement Attlee's 1945-51 government reduced the national debt by 40% of GDP despite having to rebuild the UK economy from the ruins of the Second World War and introducing mass nationalisation.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Saying the Tories "aren't right wing enough" on economics tells me that you're not a competent economics student unless it's at A Level.
    No, hyperinflation is caused by a large increase in price levels and the supply of currency, usually caused by wars or crises that make it hard to tax the population, only in some cases where economically incompetent policies have been implemented. Usually the communist countries that experience hyperinflation is due to the sociopolitical upheaval and not the policies directly.

    Talking about actual socialism, Clement Attlee's 1945-51 government reduced the national debt by 40% of GDP despite having to rebuild the UK economy from the ruins of the Second World War and introducing mass nationalisation.
    Thatcher also reduced the national debt and I am a competent student as it as at A level. Venezuela is socilaist and so was zimbabwe. Venezeuela inflation was caused by price controls and nationalization
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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Thatcher also reduced the national debt
    Yes, and unemployment also shot up to levels not seen since the Great Depression. At the same time, interest rates rose to record levels of 17% and repossessions rose to match. Moreover, poverty went up under Thatcher, according to these figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. In 1979, 13.4% of the population lived below 60% of median incomes before housing costs. By 1990, it had gone up to 22.2%, or 12.2m people, with huge rises in the mid-1980s.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...hatcher-charts
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    (Original post by nathan1276)
    Does anyone else find , that lll their teachers support labour and support left wing causes. I.e our economics teacher is biased, teaching us out about inequality of wealth and saying that capitalism is bad etc. even when its obvious that all the countries that have gone into hyperinflation have been led by socialists ( Zimbabwe , Venezuela) Gordon brown sold gold at all time low. The left have lost TWO elections , the EU referendum and the GE. Yet our socialist teachers wont stop with their socialist propaganda. In English we have to learn inspector calls ( Written by JB priestly , A SOCIALIST) . Why is there so much bias?? I dont see any capitalist propaganda to give kids a balanced view. On top this POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is another a big issue, they tell us by default that gay marriage is right etc. and you CANT speak out against it because of the bias. Its high time we give our kids two sides of the argument. What do you guys think?
    Then go to a better class of school or teach yourself.

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