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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    They do have the grades, but not the 25k per annum required to study and live in Cambridge.
    Yes I see your point Chris but what I'm trying to say is why is he only doing the scholarship for black students, It's playing the "Because I'm Black card", sorry but it's still racist in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    Yes I see your point Chris but what I'm trying to say is why is he only doing the scholarship for black students, It's playing the "Because I'm Black card", sorry but it's still racist in my book.
    Because there are only seven black students in the whole university, and other gifted black students don't have rich daddies!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    Because there are only seven black students in the whole university, and other gifted black students don't have rich daddies!!
    A lot of White kids in the same boat though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    A lot of White kids in the same boat though!
    Proportionately not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    Proportionately not.
    Fair enough, Let's just call it positive discrimination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    Fair enough, Let's just call it positive discrimination.
    21.656 students at Cambridge University, of which seven are black.

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    From the article,

    The Stormzy Scholarship will pay for tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course. The rapper will fund two students this year and two in 2019.
    OK, great.

    Also,

    The university says that it admitted 58 black students on to undergraduate courses in 2017.
    and from the linked article also from the BBC,

    Of Cambridge's 29 undergraduate colleges, six admitted fewer than 10 black British or mixed-race students between 2012 and 2016.
    Which implies 23 admitted more than 10. Whether they attended or not... So, it's all about the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    From the article,



    OK, great.

    Also,



    and from the linked article also from the BBC,



    Which implies 23 admitted more than 10. Whether they attended or not... So, it's all about the money.
    Interestingly, Scottish students who attend Scottish universities are exempt fees (at least 10k per annum). If this is an example of positive discrimination, I'm all in favour of it - D#1, son (and probably D#2) have benefited, and saved me (and many other parents) !! LOL

    Unlike in the US, in the UK there are few bursaries for disadvantaged students and it is much harder to repay loans later as salaries are significantly lower.

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    Where Have All the Lavvies Gone?

    Sounds like a folk song title?


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45009337


    Edinburgh seems the worst culprit; almost halved, from 29 to 17. It is a capital city, second only to London in tourist numbers. And, at this time of year, with the Festival and Tattoo, the population of central Edinburgh virtually doubles (Fringe tickets sold in 2017 - 2,7000,000!!).

    I know that homosexuals and paedophiles have tended to hing oot in public bogs, but what to do if one is struck with a dose of the squitters??

    You could nip into a local pub, but the landlord will not welcome this unless you are also buying, and to be honest I avoid pub cludgies like the plague (think Trainspotting, movie or novel)

    Department stores have the right to refuse - and refuse they do!

    Restaurants must provide toilets, but in all my time I have never seen anyone rush in saying, "I'm desperate for a shite, Martin (Wishart) - mind if I use your dunnie??


    Something of a disgrace, methinks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    Where Have All the Lavvies Gone?




    Something of a disgrace, methinks!
    It is that! The 'luvvies in London' are well catered for, but they would be. The rest of the country can 'go piss up a rope' seems to be the condescending attitude, from successive governments. I personally, always use marks & spencers toilets. The staff are 'too polite' to refuse, plus I've never (thankfully) been accosted by a 'toilet trader' there.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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