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Tuesday, September 11, 2012


i have had a bit of a fallow patch recently. little has excited or moved me.

so i haven't turned my attention to such things as louise mensch announcing she was retiring as a mp. while i think she is nice eye candy (and she has made my top tory totty list) i have little time for her politics. even so i have been a bit shocked by some of the comments of her colleagues - with people like that on your side you can see why she might want to give it all up to live near her husband in the states.

nor have i thought too hard about london metropolitan university losing its tier 4 licence. it will be a big blow to the university that it can't teach non-eu foreign students. for universities they are a great source of income. yet i can't help thinking that someone at the london met took their eye off the ball here. anyone dealing with overseas students has known that the government and the uk border agency has them in their sights. true there have been numerous rule changes but none of them are so difficult to understand or to implement that a serious institution couldn't carry them out - especially given the revenue stream that is at risk.
what makes it even more ludicrous is the london met is located in an area that is populated by rogue colleges, many of which have had to be closed down because they failed to meet the needed standards.
oh how i remember that visit from the ukba that lead to the closure of the college i was working in.

i've managed to miss george galloway's twitter farce, he used a word that upset many of the people who followed him. he has apologised for what he said.
this seems to be the standard trajectory for twitter celebs. they say something, people take umbrage, they apologise and life goes on.
quite why so many celebrities manage to make such twats of themselves on twitter and other social media is beyond me.

the tory reshuffle - new faces, same nasty party. the main loss will be less of baroness sayeeda warsi. 

oh and then there was george osborne being booed at paralympics - that is 80,000 gold medals that should be handed out to the spectators there.

time to fight back against the ennui.

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