A different slant on the news.
From Hampshire-BBC-Teenagers face up to knife crime
Teenagers who are against knife crimes can put their pictures on billboards.
Largely blank posters will be put up in dozens of areas including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Swansea and Portsmouth. Young people can submit photographs to the "It Doesn't Have to Happen" page on the Bebo social networking website.
Over 60,000 young people have visited the 'It Doesn't Have to Happen' page on Bebo and the site has over 6,000 friends.
"The vast majority of young people are honest and law-abiding and it is crucial that we all spread the message more widely that carrying a knife is not acceptable."
Good for them, that is the proper way to change things.
From the BBC- Veteran cars set off on coast run
The annual London to Brighton run has taken place. More than 500 veteran (pre 1905) cars took part. The average speed was less than 20 MPH.
Perhaps we should take a leaf out of their book.
From Manchester-BBC- Minister 'sorry' for lost papers.
Yet another pillock has “lost” confidential ministerial papers, yes this idiot was James Purnell, the Work and Pensions Secretary.
With the amount of “confidential information” going missing, don’t these morons listen? Or take note of what is happening? Do they actually think?
Last week, a civil servant was fined £2,500 for leaving papers on a train.
In that case Richard Jackson admitted negligence and was fined for a breach of the Official Secrets Act after he left classified documents relating to al-Qaeda and Iraq on a train.
So will the Secretary for Work and Pensions be taken to court? Of course not it’s the usual, one law for them and one for us.
From the BBC again- Social mobility 'improving in UK'
Dear old “Gord” is under the misapprehension that “Social Mobility” has improved under the Labour Government.
He seems to think that because GCSE results are better for poorer children it is going to make “climbing the social ladder” easier.
I have a question for him, if there were two candidates for an “executive” post. Which one would get it, the one with the East London accent or the one with the “Eton” accent?
Poverty is not reducing in the UK, and the “class” system is still deeply embedded in the work place.
And it always will be because-it’s not what you know but whom you know that counts.