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Offline Terry Reynolds

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« on: November 14, 2016, 09:09:47 AM »
Do you remember, back in those good old days of labour, when the then lab gov took control of our education dept, and gave control of it to teams from Kent, to oversee the running of the schools in Swindon, this started the slide of labour in the town and the tories haven't looked back since, but that was up to today, when the Ofsted man, published his report on the state of Swindon schools.  Doesn't make good reading, this at a time when this council has sold off\leased off  nearly everything in town, the parish precept scheme is now up and running, will cost a bomb, but then why should they care with their 17.5% pay rise,  One of the people responsible is yes, I'll resign, Ms foley, so perhaps she will again now..
when you vote next time, think hard and there is an alternative and its not the tories or labour, yes UKIP..... :clap:



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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 11:59:49 PM »
 More likely to happen now than it ever was.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 09:59:36 AM »
Are you and me the only ones on this site, no mugs these days not tobes or des etc etc.. and Geoff hasn't reappeared yet !! and I wont have word said against UKIP...... :2funny:

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 06:57:57 PM »
I reckon so.
Considering how many balls ups SBC have made recently I'm surprised these threads aten't absolutely swarming.
With the current state of the red and blue brigade UKIP makes more sense now than ever.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2016, 02:54:21 PM »
I've heard a few interesting rumours about Swindon education recently.

1. University
I can't remember all of the details, but there was an offer of funding with regards to bringing a university to the town, but it was voted down by one of our local MPs because 'students don't vote Tory'.

2. Ofsted Report
The Head of Education (an ex-Ofsted inspector) managed to secure funding to help Swindon's struggling schools, but SBC councillors turned it down because accepting help was considered to be admitting that there was a problem. Shortly afterwards, Swindon gets a bad Ofsted report.

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2016, 04:25:40 PM »
thanks for that, Nothing about this council surprises me anymore, last thursday on my way home up the dual carriageway past cricklade road, due to the amount of people jumping in from the left hand land to the right hand lane, it took me around 40 minutes to go about 100 yards.. and they say the greenbridge roundabout was a priority..
a complete joke.  Going back to your post, did you read the article , where our two MPs spoke about the Ofsted report and how they would do everything to keep the town in control. and then they vote down a unni .. :2funny:

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 11:49:23 AM »
I've heard a few interesting rumours about Swindon education recently.

1. University
I can't remember all of the details, but there was an offer of funding with regards to bringing a university to the town, but it was voted down by one of our local MPs because 'students don't vote Tory'.

2. Ofsted Report
The Head of Education (an ex-Ofsted inspector) managed to secure funding to help Swindon's struggling schools, but SBC councillors turned it down because accepting help was considered to be admitting that there was a problem. Shortly afterwards, Swindon gets a bad Ofsted report.

If that sort of thing was going on in a relationship it would be considered abusive.

I've been an advocate of a University for Swindon for a long time. Interestingly over the past year I've noticed that people in Swindon have actually started to pick-up on a problem that not having a university causes.  Basically our most gifted 18 years olds leave and we don't replace them with other well qualified 18 year olds.  In a town the size Swindon this will have consequences, socially and economically. A student will on average spend over £11,000 a year in the local economy, money that Swindon businesses are missing out on (£55million for 5,000 students).

Someone should tell our MPs and Cllrs that students might not vote Conservative but those with fewer formal qualifications are more likely to vote for populist leaders/parties. 

Also the residents of Swindon are very susceptible to the green eyed monster if they feel they are missing out on something (whether it be good schools or a university) so woe betide anyone who is seen as getting in the way. This is exactly what a populist politician would seize upon.