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 Post subject: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:17 am 
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Toby Young as regulator of universities...the country is in an even worse mess than I imagined. :cry: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:23 pm 
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Only a Board member, not OFS head.

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Toby Young as regulator of universities...the country is in an even worse mess than I imagined. :cry: :cry:
Please elaborate.


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:14 pm 
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tiffinboys wrote:
Please elaborate.
To be honest I think if I need to elaborate then doing so is probably a lost cause. TY is a hated figure among almost everyone I know in Higher Ed, in fact in education generally. He has no qualifications for this job, no relevant experience in the field of either academic research or higher education, and is best known for far right views on diversity and inclusion (or rather, lack of both). As one academic put it, he is a 'Tory Cheerleader'. Many highly qualified individuals applied for this job. This a political appointment, end of: no doubt about it.
I will offer the opinion of some others which may point you in the right direction TB:
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Toby Young got into Oxford with grades BBC on an access programme for comprehensive school children, but now he writes with contempt about inclusion, access, diversity and multiculturalism. It is hard to imagine someone less fit to be on the OfS board. (Kieran Walsh, Head of Manchester business school)

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It took your Government's new universities adviser less than an hour to delete this tweet. (James O'Brien, quoting a tweet from TY with a graphic pornographic obscenity in it, posted and then removed this morning)

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The reality of our establishment: a white man with no qualifications but good connections always gets the job. (Sunny Hundal, journalist)


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:50 pm 
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I absolute loathe Toby Young . He is ignorant, arrogant and massively bigoted. IMO he is to education what Jayda Fransen is to politics.....a deceitful interloper posing as someone with brains.


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:53 pm 
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There is a word to describe people like him but I'm not allowed to say it on here.


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:21 pm 
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piggys wrote:
There is a word to describe people like him but I'm not allowed to say it on here.
I doubt it comes close to the language the man himself used on Twitter this morning before he was advised to take the tweet down.


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Is that the guy who thinks that wheelchair ramps in schools are an example of ghastly, politically correct inclusiveness? :(


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:02 pm 
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Surferfish wrote:
Is that the guy who thinks that wheelchair ramps in schools are an example of ghastly, politically correct inclusiveness? :(

Yep :shock:

JD


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:25 pm 
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Yes, the disabled, the poor, the non-white, women.....all cannon fodder for the vile jackbooted little n*zi. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Be very afraid
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:12 pm 
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Terrible comments.


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