|A break between flights|
Government claims that such abuse of multiple entries is one of the reasons why its reforms of GCSEs are so badly needed. Schools, it argues, should not be entering children for exams early, and then for re-sits, or other exams in the same subject and sounds like a sensible argument to me.
The left-wing leaning media frequently does as much to damage our country as any foreign power. The detention of David Miranda, the partner of a Guardian journalist and a Brazilian national, at Heathrow, is, for me, an example of the liberal agenda going a step too far.
Whatever you may think of Edward Snowden, releasing US and UK intelligence secrets into the ether, we still need to consider the national security implications for our country. If Mr Miranda was indeed, acting as a courier for encrypted information, passing through Heathrow, to Brazil, from Germany, in an effort to circumvent US and UK efforts to prevent the publishing of classified data, which might prove useful to a foreign power, such as China or Russia, then personally I don't have a problem with his detention for interview at Heathrow. I suspect many readers may share that opinion.
We are presently in the middle of a fast-moving Jason Bourne movie, an undeclared cyber war. GCHQ has now put 160 of our leading companies into a kind of 'Special Measures' in order to extend their security umbrella to better protect them from attacks.
Principally, the source is China but also with organised criminal elements from the former Soviet Union, who may or may not be acting as a proxy for state intelligence services. I'm in Ukraine next month, talking about this very subject and I've already had a chat with the British Embassy over what may or may not be appropriate topics for discussion in such a very sensitive subject area.
Meanwhile, the August Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us and once again, I'm rushed off my feet with 'The flying job,' starting tomorrow with a banner for Samsung. Unusually for a British August, the weekend looks very promising and let's hope our beaches are packed.
Here in Westgate, I've been having the seaweed cleared from the beach this morning. This year, at least, it's been late in arriving and we haven't had to put-up with the awful smell of it rotting slowly on our seafront.