Toby Young 19 January 2019 9:00 AM 19 January 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp There’s a scene in Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s masterpiece about the collapse of western civilisation, in which a particularly sadistic boy named Roger starts to throw stones at a weaker, younger lad called Henry. Yet when he tries to hurt the boy, he finds he cannot do it. ‘Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them,’ writes Golding. ‘Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life.’ Golding attributes this six-yard forcefield to civilisation. It’s the legacy of the various authorities Roger has been conditioned to respect — parents, school, policemen, the law, etc. And as anyone who’s read the book will know, eventually this protective barrier collapses. The theme of … [Read more...] about Yes, the Brexit debate is robust – but UK politics is moderate, calm and civil
(see related) (ANSA) - Rome, January 22 - Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said Tuesday that controversial comments by Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio about France's policies towards Africa were part of the new political reality in the EU. "We are used to hard-hitting debate within States, less so on the European level," said Moavero Milanesi. … [Read more...] about Di Maio comments part of EU election debate
PUBLISHED: 11:26 22 January 2019 Ben Jolley Lucy Frazer MP has launched a new initiative to get Cambridgeshire’s primary school pupils debating. The programme began last week with workshops, which are aimed at Year 6 children, at Robert Arkenstall Primary School and Ely St John’s Primary School. Picture: CAROLINE COSGROVE. Archant Lucy Frazer MP has launched a new initiative to get Cambridgeshire’s primary school pupils debating. Following the success of her Parliamentary Inter-School debating competition for secondary schools, which she began in 2014, she is aiming to help support primary school pupils. Primary schools from across the constituency will take part in Ms Frazer’s ‘introduction to debating’ programme. She said: “Having seen the positive impact of debating in our secondary schools, I wanted to find a way of introducing it at an even younger age. “Finding a voice and having the confidence to … [Read more...] about Debating programme launched for primary school pupils
Escribir a mano es una actividad que dice mucho acerca de una persona, ya que refleja la dedicación, el descuido y la paciencia de quien hace trazos sobre un papel. La forma en que se escribe es única, pero las técnicas que se aprenden suelen ser compartidas. Un tuit con ocho posibilidades de escribir la letra equis ha generado más de 29 mil respuestas y ha sido retuiteado más de 17.000 ocasiones hasta el momento, generando un debate sobre cuál es la forma más común de escribirla. Also this is so interesting to me - which way do you draw an X? Colored line being the first stroke pic.twitter.com/a0WTl8WT7P — sixers smasey (@SMASEY) 20 de enero de 2019 En los comentarios, muchos usuarios expresan su elección por alguna de las opciones, aunque la mayoría considera que su propio estilo es el indicado. “Estoy bastante seguro que el número uno indica la forma correcta”, se lee en uno de los comentarios con más … [Read more...] about El debate de la ‘X’: ¿la escribes de arriba abajo o de abajo arriba?
Families and children protesting against the closure of children's centres. Norfolk County Council's children's services committee is due to discuss revised closure plans today. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant The future of 38 children’s centres in Norfolk is due to be discussed today. Councillor Mike Smith-Slare, labour lead for children and young people, at the protest at County Hall against the closure of the children's centres. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorfolk County Council’s children’s services committee will debate the fate of the centres across the county, which have been earmarked for closure as part of plans to halve its children’s services budget.More than 1,600 people responded to the council’s consultation over the proposals, which were branded “reckless” and “short-sighted” by some.A revised plan, revealed last week, shows the council is now proposing to keep 15 centres open as local bases – two in each district … [Read more...] about Councillors set to debate future of children’s centres