I'm not a mason, old son and I don't trust the brotherhood. Forget looking for conspiracies where none exist. I've been on this site four months and it's like many others around the UK - people pissed off with the "establishment" and with having no-one who listens.
How can kids express views on politics if schools fail to teach the subject?
Back in my school days I had a very enlightened history teacher who openly encouraged us to debate historical issues and look at the subject from all sides.
Back in the 80's her Thatcherness stopped the teaching of politics in history classes ripping the guts out of the subject.
Has it changed since her days?
Talking of the North I remember I visited my youngest nephew when he was at Uni in the North East.
I noticed the large amount of allotment sites and my brother commented oh they do love their allotments up here.
At the time I thought it was a bit old fashioned but a few years later my brother started growing his own veg I soon caught on my eldest nephew has his own allotment and my youngest has a herb container.
There is certainly a trend now to grow your own and I would guess in 10 years or so you wont be able to aquire an allotment patch for love nor money.