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The Mail on Sunday, London, 9 September 2012, p.30
Thrasher's name can't be beaten
By Black Dog
New Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell spent much of last week trying to live down his Rugby schooldays nickname of 'Thrasher'.
It won't be easy. Fellow ex-pupils say that by the time Mitchell became head of house at Rugby in the Seventies, all the boarding houses had abolished beatings - except one, Tudor, where self-proclaimed disciplinarian Mitchell was in the all-powerful position.
'The cool set had a spliff in one hand and a Hendrix LP in the other,' said a contemporary. 'Andrew had a big stick in one and a Tory manifesto in the other.'
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Daily Express, London, 21 September 2012
School history lesson takes some beating!
By Tammy Hughes
A SET of books unearthed at a school make a whacking good read.
The punishment records reveal how teachers used to deal with
The handbooks, found at Braunton Academy in Devon, are dated to 1985 -- two years before corporal punishment was outlawed in state schools.
Records show that in 1981 a 14-year-old was given three strokes
of the cane for truancy, lying and taking a cycle.
The era of corporal punishment was the subject of the TV
comedy series Whack-O! starring Jimmy Edwards as the schoolmaster
more than happy to brandish the rod.
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