I have just had a long and very frightening e-mail from someone in the know at St Bede’s College in Manchester explaining the present atmosphere and Daniel Kearney’s erratic behaviour. It seems that things, instead of improving from the all time low of last year when Kearney’s qualities as head […]
Tim Rustige – Prisoner Of Conscience Or Martyr Against Paedophilia.
Let me tell you a story, a true story, that you would not believe could happen in this decent fair playing, cricket loving British Isles that we live in. But the truth is, the establishment, those movers and shakers that are turning these islands into a totalitarian mish mash, are […]
The Music Teacher – A One Woman Play In 4 Parts – Part 3
THE MUSIC TEACHER – PART 3 At the end of the lesson, he stood up and said “thank you, Miss” and left and do you know, except for glimpses of him in the playground and on the corridor that was the last I saw of him. He did not turn […]
The Music Teacher – A One Woman Play In 4 Parts – Part 2.
THE MUSIC TEACHER – PART 2 Anyway the upshot was that I started at Bede’s on 9th September 1959 at the beginning of the Christmas term. The week before, I had left the family home for good so that I could concentrate on what was going to be my new […]
St. Bede’s College, Manchester – Down The Creek – Up The Tub.
Since June 2011 I have been saying that because of the uncomfortably undue haste with which the previous headmaster at St Bede’s College in Manchester was relieved of his responsibilities at the school and with the arrival of the inadequate Mr Daniel Kearney, appearing over the hill like the US […]
A Pox On Politicians.
I want to know how it is that all politicians are iffy and I will not be vague. Why is it that all politicians are vainglorious, self-promoters. They are not and never will be as their blurb insists, seekers after fairness, honesty and good for all. Interested in the well […]
At Last St William’s School Judgement.
There was a very interesting judgement yesterday in the Supreme Court that coaxed the law on Vicarious Liability along its merry way. This law one of the learned judges said “was on the move” and has been tested on a few occasions recently and on one most important occasion during […]
Peter Dunne – Connaught Ranger
This is a story of soldiering in the 19th century, when England ruled nearly half the world with a standing army of approximately 100,000 men. It was a life; full of action and bravery some of the time, but mostly a life of humdrum boredom, basically a lowly labourer’s life […]
The Fightback and its Heroes: Doyle, Sipe and Wall.
I have just taken a peek at Richard Sipe’s blog on the sartorially excellent, once Lord High Bishop of St Louis, Raymond Burke, who has now just been made up to a cardinal. Dick always did look good but only as good as most in that divine brotherhood and Richard […]
Remembrance Day 2012 At King House In Boyle
With rain threatened we all descended on King House at about noon to prepare for the event. As it happened the day was bright but as the afternoon wore on conditions tended to deteriorate but it stayed fine for our service. This is the 10th year we have commemorated this […]