“Me Too!” – an independent investigation? an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, examining the case for a truly independent investigation into allegations of fraud and forgery during the roll-out of the “Me Too!” Voucher Scheme intended to provide extra-curricular learning-experiences to deprived school-children. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST As the County election approached, there [...]
Me Too Part 3 - First Published April 2011 "All lies and jest" sang Simon and Garfunkel, in their classic sixties hit "The Sound of Silence". It is the sound of silence that echoes now through the corridors of power in Northallerton and Scarborough. Silence - the classic symptom of the institutional cover-up. The ME TOO! [...]
‘Extended Profits’ – Part 2 (of 4) First Published - 3rd April 2011 Following hard on the heels of Friday’s revelations about abuses of the Extended Schools ‘Me TOO’ voucher system – intended to provide extra-curricular opportunities for deprived children - hitherto ‘secret’ information has been oozing out of the woodwork, driven by the urgent need [...]
First Published On Real Whitby - April 2011 At a time when North Yorkshire County Councils is facing the prospects of cuts in the education budget of up to 25%, children of less well-off families can expect to be hit hardest. Already, the ‘Extended Schools’ voucher system (to facilitate access for poorer kids to a wide [...]
Here is another master piece from every-bodies favourite satirical artist Codhead. You can see more of codhead’s work in our new bridgeender section.