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  • mefty replied to the topic The abolition of private schools in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    I am aware of the original endowment but in many ways there is nothing exceptional about what the school is or was doing with it compared to many other schools with similarly large endowments, whereas the Arnold Foundation, and its success, has really changed the way alot of Boarding Schools look at things. BTW the Chairman of the Govenors when…[Read more]

  • mefty replied to the topic The abolition of private schools in the forum Chat Forum 2 days ago

    Unfortunately it’s very hard to use their overall approach as a model since so much of it relies on “have a massive sustainable income from property you’ve owned for half a millenia”, but still. Find a painting worth £10 million quid in the attic? Get it sold quick, don’t waste a penny on insurance and galleries, we’re a bloody school.[Read more]

  • mefty replied to the topic The abolition of private schools in the forum Chat Forum 3 days ago

    You have to apply, and receive an offer, before you can apply for funding… So I think it’s fair to assume that the vast majority of kids who could have made a successful application didn’t think it was worth trying, were put off by the process, or never even knew they could. My nice middle class school might have had some idea, but does Scumb…

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  • mefty replied to the topic The abolition of private schools in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    But there are far more than you seem to believe, there are 32 children from similarly challenged backgrounds benefiting from the same scheme at the same school as the Grenfell victim. This are, in addition, the kids benefiting from the initial foundation. The same is true at many schools, Eton is very generous too as it has redirected its…[Read more]

  • mefty replied to the topic The abolition of private schools in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    I didn’t mention the Clarendon Academy Trust, a Clarendon School is one of the Public Schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868 which was enacted as a result of the Clarendon Commission.

    Aye, tell that to Michael Dwan, Trevor Beeson, Mike Ramsay, Liam Nolan LTD… Or to the kids of Wakefield City Academies Trust schools

    That’s the state s…[Read more]

  • mefty replied to the topic The abolition of private schools in the forum Chat Forum 4 days ago

    Realistically, people who haven’t considered it to be an option won’t even see that offer, even if it would have made the difference, because before you see a scholarship you’re generally considering private schooling.

    They do actually, which is why one of the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster went to a Clarendon School.

    But it doesn…

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  • mefty replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    Struggling to see a smear – but obviously there is a different definition for Corbyn because referring to things he said constitutes a smear.

  • mefty replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    If a company buys back its shares and then gives them away that has the similar dilutive effect as a share issue to new shareholders for nil consideration. A simple example shows this:

    Company with 100 shares and EV of 100, buys backs 10% for 10 i.e. MV, shares bought back given to staff.

    Value of 50 shares pre transactions, 50

    after buy back…[Read more]

  • mefty replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    Mefty and Ninfan etc would be pissing themselves with laughter if they weren’t banned.

    This is only partially true.

  • Late filing is pretty common but it is getting increasingly expensive – doing the stats get put aside as more important business issues are dealt with and then the organisation finds it has run out of time to finalise them, having missed the first deadline, everything gets puts on hold until the next deadline/fine increase.

  • mefty replied to the topic Rugby World Cup Thread 2019 in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    He should have congratulated SA and thanked Japan as team Captain, but never did.

    He did both those things in his post match interview on the pitch.

    It is hardly unique for players not to want to wear their medals hen they have lost a final, the Australians were much the same at the end of the 2015 final, you see it all the time in Soccer,…[Read more]

  • mefty replied to the topic Rugby World Cup Thread 2019 in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Absolutely, but if he is continually getting concussed it is for the best. The older of us will recall that is what caused Billy Beaumont to retire.

  • mefty replied to the topic Rugby World Cup Thread 2019 in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    The SA defence is probably stronger than Australia’s so maybe he thinks he needs Ford on the pitch longer to unlock it, albeit at a slight weakening of the England defence.

  • Project fear, anyone?

    Fortunately there is some commentary on that in the report I linked – SPOILER ALERT – it massively overestimated the consequences.

    STW posters in selective quoting (lying and making stuff up) none shocker.

    Completely mystified by this, I was making the point that it was over a ten year period than than per annum.

  • Experts said that even if a free trade agreement is agreed with the EU by January 2021, which critics claim is impossible, the UK GDP will be 3.5% smaller each year

    Unfortunately it didn’t, it said 3.5% in the long runby which I think they mean 10 years, not per annum. Link

  • mefty replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Now more than 50 MPs not standing for re-election.
    What impact will that have – any indication of voting intentions in their constituencies?

    The average number of MPs retiring between 1979 and 2015 at each election was 86. 30 odd retired in 2017 so 50 odd now would bring the numbers into line with a typical parliamentary cycle.

    A small p…[Read more]

  • mefty replied to the topic Rugby World Cup Thread 2019 in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Immense performance by England, but also pretty impressive defense by NZ. Despite constant pressure they kept themselves just about in the game, which made one fear that they would be able to mount a come back like they have done so often before. But England just kept going – astonishing.

  • mefty replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    scotroutes – that’s very naughty

  • it will be February before we do get one

    Not sure that follows Parliament is unlikely to go into recess until the school holidays so plenty of time to vote for an election in January. But this is the correct analysis which is why the SNP saying they wanted a VONC so they could have an earlier election was so funny.

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