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From little victories over your bank manager to epic wins over the law - tell us how you've put one over authority. Right on, kids!

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(, Thu 17 Jun 2010, 16:01)
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Balls Up
A student (A grades, exceptional attitude, member of teams yadda...) told me she had been picked as one of ten kids from the school to speak to the Rt Hon Ed Balls back when he was still important. She asked me what she could ask him. I replied with "Is his home Wakefield as he claims, or down in London where he sends his kids?" and "Why do you and your wife spend so much of the taxpayers money?" as a playful joke.

Except she then looked up what I was talking about online, and entered the interview with a raft of uncomfortable questions. The headmaster yanked her out of there after two questions described by the politics teacher as "toe-curling perceptive".
(, Thu 17 Jun 2010, 17:54, 2 replies)
Good for her.
A kid who will ask difficult questions will go far. Click.
(, Thu 17 Jun 2010, 18:25, closed)
This is precisely why they don't choose kids like you.
They assume good kids will not embarass them and be good sheep in their questions, like, "what is your day like"?

As a reporter, when they send me the "good" kids to talk with at a school, I ask if they can send the talkative ones who have something to say instead.

Amazing how many school officials nod knowingly.
(, Sun 20 Jun 2010, 3:42, closed)

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