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Jul 30, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Elections were won in the past by warning the British public there were reds under their beds. In the next election, the reds have become the 'Woke' and it's much worse (apparently): the Woke aren't just under your bed, they're in it too. @Wkrs Inspired by the works of Karl Marx
the Woke have taken over our parks
They want to be seen
to be making us green
and they whinge about 'saving the sharks'.
Jul 28, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
1/Ok some serious points about the Baddiel-Oppenheimer argument. The words 'Jew' or 'Jewish' cover a wide variety of traditions. To say, Oppenheimer should be played by a Jew, invites the question (in my mind), played by what kind of Jew? 2/ Oppenheimer's parents came from Germany, they weren't religious. Oppenheimer was born in New York. If one were type-casting, he was a different 'type' culturally from the poor Yiddish-speaking Polish Jews of Lower East Side or London's East End.
May 21, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
1/ Then there is the issue of 'talk' (or 'oracy'). We have to remember that talk is the primary act of language for small children. It's how they express what they know and need, their desires, fears, hates, anger, love etc. 2/ Writing is not separate from talk. It was invented as a way of preserving what we say (or count) and then developed into certain specialised forms of expression not often or usually expressed exactly that way in speech and conversation.
May 21, 2023 23 tweets 4 min read
1/There's an educational theory like this: clever people have broken down a particular bit of knowledge into its constituent parts. In education we'll start with the smallest bits, we'll call them 'building blocks' (metaphor borrowed from mechanics) and 'work up' from there. 2/ There are several problems with this: a) what are being called 'constituent parts' may be disputed b) there may be 'parts' or 'processes' which are crucial but which may not have been included in 'constituent parts' and the pedagogic one c) (see next tweet)
May 21, 2023 23 tweets 4 min read
I will try to tackle the untruths in this article in my tweets that follow:
thetimes.co.uk/article/how-we… 1. Gross oversimplification of 1950s methods and what replaced them eg the 'Beacon Readers' focused explicitly on phonics+meaning simultaneously (as described in the teachers' accompanying guide).
Nov 12, 2022 26 tweets 7 min read
1/ Yesterday we opened a park in the village where my father’s uncle was arrested prior to being deported to Auschwitz 3. This building (now a bank) used to belong to a woman who rented a room to my father’s uncle. It was top left, and he was there the night of Jan 31 1944 when 4 gendarmes arrested him.
Oct 20, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
1/ "It is possible to install solar panels on schools, universities, and public buildings (indeed 56 Trusts across the country are currently working on it.
The issue is more about Capital Departmental Expenditure Limits (CDELs), which limit the capital budgets for Departments... 2/"...and codify the accounting rules for how that's considered. Solar pays for itself very quickly, but it does require an up-front capital investment.

The NHS is a particularly capital-constrained part of Government, and so often finds sourcing this capital quite challenging..
Jul 24, 2022 57 tweets 14 min read
Make up sayings that sound terribly meaningful but in fact mean nothing:

Only the rain knows why it's raining.

#CodSayings The longest journey is long.
Jul 22, 2022 22 tweets 3 min read
New game: "Cross-naming using a word (or words) from two titles and writing the new plot?"
(Let's call it 'CrossWorks')

What would the plot of the book be like if you crossed 'Lord of the Flies' with 'Lord of the Rings' ie 'Lord of the Flyrings' Or 'Lord of the Ringflies'. A Midsomer Night's Dream
(A nightmare in which Oberon finds out that Titania killed Bottom.)
May 9, 2022 17 tweets 6 min read
The Mayor and me laying a wreath on the war memorial where my father’s uncle’s name has just been engraved, as it was here he was arrested prior to being deported to Auschwitz Image My father’s uncle’s name newly engraved on the memorial in the village where he was arrested. Image
May 1, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
How far back can you go where you can see today a dwelling where one of your ancestors lived? (I can’t go back further than great grandparents.) This house used to be multi-occupied (and still is, judging by the fact that one of the dustbins has the number 5 on it). It's where my great grandmother Betsy Brookstone (Bruchstein) 64 Filey Avenue, Stamford Hill, London.
Apr 30, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
This image comes from the 1871 census. Anyone be absolutely sure (no guesses please) what the name of this street is in Westgate, Newcastle? Ah there was an Alderman Hamond in Newcastle at that time....I just can't find a street of that name being mentioned in the 19th century...
Apr 4, 2022 12 tweets 4 min read
Between 12 and 22 minutes on this video, the village council of Sainte Hermine (Vendée) discuss the upcoming inauguration of a municipal park in the name of my father's uncle who was arrested in the village and deported to Auschwitz.
facebook.com/watch/live/?re… One reason for doing this, the mayor says, arises from him observing his Lycée pupils saying things about the Second World War that are wrong.
Oct 23, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
@LucyWilliamson Hello Lucy. You said that during WW2 20k Jews were deported from France to concentration camps. It was 77k from which some 2.5k returned. My father's uncle and aunt were amongst those who did not come back. I hope it can be corrected before the repeat. Yad Vashem put the figure higher: "In total, approximately 80,000 Jews were deported from France during the war. 2,000 of them survived. Approximately 70,000 Jews were sent to Auschwitz, while the rest were sent to Majdanek, Sobibor, and a small number to Buchenwald."
Oct 23, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Dear 'From our Correspondent' @BBCRadio4 . You said that 'more than 20,000 Jews' were deported from France to concentration camps. In fact more than 75,000 were deported to the camps, where about 72,500 were murdered. Please could you find a way of correcting this. @bbcfeedback
Oct 17, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Patrick Vallance on the Life Scientific? Mar 13 2020 Vallance:
‘Our aim is to try and reduce the peak, broaden the peak, not suppress it completely; also because the vast majority of people get a mild illness, to build up some kind of herd immunity.’
Oct 8, 2021 22 tweets 4 min read
Far from the Maddening Crowd
#AnnoyedTitles The Whinge in the Willows
Sep 28, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
The French village where my father's uncle was arrested in Jan 1944, before being handed over to the Nazis, is going to commemorate him on May 8 by naming the local park after him: Parc Martin Rozen. Many of us in the family will be there. @YadVashemFr
Sep 27, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
The Lion, the Itch and the Wardrobe
#SicknessTitles To Rash with Love.
Sep 5, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
What do you think of Lionel Shriver's article @FraserNelson ? Do you think the phrase in the article 'surrender without a shot being fired' is in any way inflammatory? Might it not suggest or hint that people could or even should take up arms to prevent further 'surrender' of 'territory'? @FraserNelson
Aug 18, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
Did anyone write 'Stigmata of the Dump'?
#ReligiousTitles We're Going on a Bear Font.