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But If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide…

Since I decided back in April to take a stand against Lincolnshire County Council’s home education power grab, I’ve had a depressing number of people shake their heads in bemusement at me or at Jon, online or in real life, … Continue reading

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Lincs CC Complaint#10 – A Reply to Mr McArdle

In the interests of transparency, so lacking in Lincolnshire County Council, this is the email reply I sent to Tony McArdle this evening. At close to midnight, on a Friday, which by his logic ought to earn me brownie points … Continue reading

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Lincs CC Complaint #9 – Down the Rabbit Hole

I received an email on the dot of 5.30 this afternoon from Tony McArdle, Lincs County Council Chief Executive, attempting to put me in my place for having dared to say unkind things about his council and their competency. The … Continue reading

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Lincs County Council Complaint #8

The final chapter? Who knows. This evening, I wrote to Lincolnshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Tony McArdle. Of course, he won’t dirty his own hands with the matter, but it might make some of his minions sit up and take … Continue reading

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Lincs CC#7 – A County Councillor Gets In On The Act (Not)

Goodness, I do seem to be attracting conflict these days. Came home this afternoon to find (finally) a response from a county councillor, Councillor Steve Williams of Spalding, in fact, Chairman of the scrutiny committee that passed this intrusive, ultra … Continue reading

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Lincs CC #6 – From Incompetent to Ridiculous

And so the saga continues with Lincolnshire County Council and their inability to understand home education law. I had a response from Debbie Barnes yesterday, in which she insists that their practices are not ultra vires and quotes from case … Continue reading

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Protected: The Inadequacies of Mr Anonymous

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