In particular, the identity
bastards /(1000-bastards) = (U / M)(fu / fm)
is an elegant thing indeed.
But denying that the underclass *originally arose* between 1979-97 is stark raving madThe concept of the underclass was originally introduced by Charles Murray in the US. He published The emerging British underclass in 1990 in which he identified a nascent British underclass. Writing for Civitas in 2001 he charted the progress of the underclass in the UK. Whilst there is no doubt that an underclass has grown since the 1970s, I think we must be clear in distinguishing between the growth of an underclass and the effects of 'sticky' structural unemployment.
... the suggestion that the Tories, who created welfare-dependent communities, have any desire, intention or plan to end them is simply hilarious.Ah, well we'll have to wait and see, won't we?
A quarter of teenagers believe education is not important because they intend to be footballers, TV celebrities or pop stars. The Learning and Skills Council (LSC), which carried out a poll of 2,500 youngsters, urged them to be more realistic about their prospects of finding a job in popular sectors such as entertainment and sport. The least popular careers were in the armed forces, manufacturing and sales.There used to be much agonised liberal bleating in the 60s and 70s that education had a 'covert curriculum' that conditioned pupils to accept discipline, obedience and the ability to perform repetitive work tasks as training for a working life in the capitalist factories. The theory ignored the reality that, if anything, this 'covert curriculum' was most pronounced in the most prestigious private schools whose alumni no-one expected to man a conveyor-belt in life. Nevertheless, a reaction of sorts set in, and a kind of woolly 'personal realisation' agenda displaced one that graded children on objective merit. No more would careers officers direct 15 year-olds to the Fire Brigade, the factory, the supermarket check-out, the local agricultural college or typing school or, for the talented few, to university.
'Dear Madam,The effect was only spoiled by the secretary who inadvertently attached the post-it note to the back of the letter that read 'Send this woman the cockroach letter'.
I am mortified that you should imagine you saw a cockroach in your room. Never in the 256 years that this hotel has been open has such a thing been alleged. Our standards of cleanliness, housekeeping and hygiene are second to none, our controls on the opportunities for pests and vermin to enter are superlative, our monitoring and management of room standards amongst the highest in the world. Frankly, I am incredulous. I can only suggest that you yourself brought the creature in to the premises in your clothing or luggage. As a result of which I have instructed the toxic fumigation of all the rooms on the floor on which you stayed, an exercise that has meant substantial lost revenue for the hotel.