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Varsity blues

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I’ve meant to comment more fully on the “Varsity blues” case for sometime, where rich parents have been paying middle men to get their kids into university. This has involved faking documents or claiming athletic merits…

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A not so slow news week

Originally posted on daryanblog:
Wikifreaks Of course the big story over the last week was the arrest of Julian Assange and his removal from the Ecuadorian embassy. To be honest, the only thing that surprises me is that this didn’t…

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Parliament cracks on brexit

Originally posted on daryanblog:
The roof of the house of commons leaks – insert brexit inspired metaphor or joke of your choice below One of the founding myths of brexit was that at the last minute, the EU would crack…

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Ending the anarchy

Originally posted on daryanblog:
Back in the 12th century the UK went through a traumatic period in its history, known as “the Anarchy” where two factions of the ruling Normans fought for control of the country, each supporting rival rulers.…

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The fall of the Roman Republic: Lessons for the modern world

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I stumbled on this youtube channel, Historia Civilis which, amongst other things, presents the fall of the Roman republic in quite an interesting and entertaining way. Worth a look, if you are a history buff. It occurred…

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A comment on mountain safety

Originally posted on daryanblog:
There’s been a string of tragic accidents on the Scottish mountains this winter. Which is a little strange given how there’s actually been very little snow and fairly mild conditions (climate change I suppose, rather that…

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Brexit: How a country lost its mind

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I know I keep banging on about brexit, but the thing is it will directly impact people in the UK and beyond (the joke goes an Englishman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Scot and an Ulsterman…

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