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Date: 2009-01-13 22:38
Subject: a labour mp talks bhxtchse
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Graham Stringer, Labour MP for Manchester Blackley, is no stranger to controversy, or indeed the media. Last September he wrote an article in the Mail On Sunday publicly questioning Gordon Brown's leadership, saying in part, "In the months to come, Friday, September 12 will be viewed as the beginning of the end for Gordon Brown’s premiership. Certainly, it was the day I knew beyond doubt that the change I have long believed vital for the future of the Parliamentary Labour Party and the country was no longer a matter of ‘if’ but a very definitive ‘when’."

Graham survived that with his life and his constituency intact, although I doubt Gordon's going to give him a Ministerial post any time soon.

Anyway, he's been at it again, writing in a column on a Manchester news website saying that dyslexia is just children being confused by poor teaching methods.
He writes, in part, "dyslexia is a cruel fiction."
Actually, what he wrote was, "dyslexia is a xcdrl fbchoid."
Silly mnjg.
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User: teacher_bear
Date: 2009-01-13 23:03 (UTC)
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What an ignorant man. My son struggled with dyslexia all through his school career. It is a miracle he is where he is today.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-13 23:19 (UTC)
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The son of a friend of ours is dyslexic, which is why the story annoyed me so much.
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User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-01-14 10:18 (UTC)
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What a berk to dismiss dyslexia like that. I have a mate who is dyslexic. He's learned to read quite well but his writing and spelling is still very poor. And he struggles with odd things, such as knowing which corner of the envelope to place a stamp.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-14 22:31 (UTC)
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Yes, very good point. Stringer's obviously one of these people who think that dyslexia is just about reading.
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