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Four in ten newly qualified teachers quit within the 1st year.

Four in ten newly qualified teachers quit within the 1st year.

Being a teacher, I turned up this stat just the other day on a recruitment site for assaid ‘support teachers’ mentioned in the article below.

Figures disclosed showed that only 62 per cent were still in teaching a year after gaining their Qualified Teacher Status

Almost four out of ten teachers are no longer in the classroom a year after qualifying, a teachers’ conference heard yesterday.

Figures disclosed at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference in Liverpool yesterday showed that only 62 per cent were still in teaching a year after gaining their Qualified Teacher Status.

The figures, based on an analysis of Department for Education data, also showed that the number who complete their training but never enter the classroom has tripled in six years – from 3,600 in 2006 to 10,800 in 2011.

The cost to the taxpayer of training them is estimated to be just under £1 billion.

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Michael Burke vs (dead) Jimmie Saville

Michael Burke vs (dead) Jimmie Saville

Good piece of showmanship by the Burke.

I can’t help thinking there are a whole lot more known pedophiles that are part of the great British establishment. People even say it goes right to the very top…


It’s all very well after the fact saying, ‘Oh, I should have bopped him on the chin’. Burke even claims he wanted to ‘Murder’ Saville, which is deeply ridiculous, even for dinner time viewers.

Given the opportunity again, when old Burkey feels something is amiss, what would he do I wonder?…

….I suspect that Burke loathes the British public and would remain true to his masonic overlords….

michael burke

Still, all great viewing…


We are all equal – Some of us are more equal than others

We are all equal – Some of us are more equal than others

A toxic dumping ground for bad debt. Banks offload their debts for taxpayers to pick up the tab.

As the FED has borrowed close to 1 Trillion (900 Billion) to directly the markets.
They’re setting up a root and branch analysis addressing the root problem, Bad Debt.

In this new plan being mulled over by the FED, banks are encouraged to disclose and dump their bad debt.

A provision is set up in Government. This toxic funding area is paid for by the taxpayer.

Post Idealist Socialism

This is the new socialism, bridging the barriers between rich and poor.

It’ll be better for us all in the long run…
and luckily Bush is moving house in November so the toxic shock of the massive favours he’s pulling for his friends in the ‘elite’ won’t be felt ’till then.

Communism by the back door

It’s time to draw the line. Business and state should not be mixed. Taxpayers should not foot the bill for businesses where they have no interest.

Full stop.

UK proposals to monitor all electronic communications

UK proposals to monitor all electronic communications

The UK seems to have this mentality that it’s OK as long as it’s happening to someone else.

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Internet service providers are to be invited to tender for a government scheme to monitor all internet communications and telecommunications.

Under the proposed Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP), internet service providers (ISPs) would be required to link ‘black boxes’ to their servers to record all internet traffic, including details of emails, VoIP telephone conversations, instant messages and browsing habits. Telephone conversations would also be monitored.

The traffic data would then be siphoned into a centralised database, enabling the government to monitor all business and domestic internet and telephone communications. According to insiders, some ISPs have already been pitching to the Home Office to provide the ‘black boxes’ to record the data.

The Home Office and GCHQ have applied to central government for funding for the scheme. Answering a written question posed by Lord Northesk last month, Admiral West, the parliamentary undersecretary of state for security and an adviser to Gordon Brown, gave details of the funding request last week.

stalin-big-brother According to West, as part of the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), “a central bid was made to HM Treasury on behalf of the security and intelligence agencies. Funding for IMP was included in the bid, and the exact programme allocation across the CSR years is currently being finalised between the Home Office and HM Treasury.”

Funding would be for three years. University of Cambridge security expert Richard Clayton told that putting state-of-the-art surveillance devices into all UK ISPs would be “likely to cost quite a lot”. As a consequence, Clayton said the government plans to deploy the system at one ISP initially.

West confirmed that the government would be conducting a “feasibility study” for the surveillance of ISPs and for the centralised communications database, up to 2010.

“A significant proportion of the programme investment over the Comprehensive Spending Review period will be used to test feasibility and reduce the risk associated with implementing the proposed IMP solution,” said West. “The private sector is likely to play a major role in this work and the programme will be conducting a competitive tender and entering commercial negotiations to commission its services.”

However, peers criticised the government proposals. Lord Errol of Hay told on Tuesday that the proposals were “incredibly dangerous”.

“Part of the problem is that the Home Office would be able to self-authorise to do any searches in the database, which is very dangerous indeed,” said Errol. “At the moment, someone checks the access requests.”

Clayton agreed with Errol that the proposals were “completely not proportionate”. “If the government is going to do this, it would be far better to force all mosques, churches, and public houses to fit microphones and tape recorders,” he told “East Germany used to have a comparable system.”

At present, surveillance information can be requested from ISPs by law-enforcement agencies, but those requests can be queried by the ISPs concerned. According to Clayton, a centralised database without such a check may contravene existing data-protection legislation, so the government would need to change the law to make the database legal.

“At the moment, the centralised database and self-authorisation would be illegal under the Data Protection Act,” said Clayton. “The draft Communications Data Bill will contain clauses to make this legal.”

Lord Errol agreed that the only reason to bring the Communications Data Bill in as primary, rather than secondary, legislation would be to legalise the government plans — secondary legislation would have to conform to existing data-protection laws.

“The Communications Data Bill has to be producing something new — the Home Office is going after some new powers,” said Errol. “They have all of the powers they want, except for being able to bring all of the data together at the Home Office.”

The Home Office on Tuesday confirmed that it was seeking to introduce a centralised database of communications data, but said the plans were at the proposal stage.

“The changes to the way we communicate, due particularly to the internet revolution, will increasingly undermine our current capabilities to obtain communications data — essential for counter-terrorism and investigation of crime purpose[s] — and use it to protect the public,” stated a Home Office spokesperson. “Proposals are being developed and full details of the draft Bill will be released later this year, allowing for full engagement with Parliament and the public.”

The Home Office spokesperson admitted that primary legislation would be necessary to legalise a self-authorised, centralised database. “That is why we’re introducing primary legislation,” the spokesperson told However, the spokesperson again added that, at present, these are proposals rather than plans.

Privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it had “grave questions about the acceptability of such a scheme”.

“In the fight against evil, we must not ride roughshod over our liberties,” said Richard Thomas in a speech on Tuesday. “Every phone call, email, internet search and online transaction would be monitored. Even the possibility of such a scheme needs the fullest debate before becoming legislation.”

Thomas declined to comment as to whether the Home Office proposals were legal under current data-protection law, and refused to comment any further about his concerns.

The ICO had not been consulted by the Home Office over the communications-database plans, said an ICO insider.