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To wonder whether the Cameron children's absence was authorised?

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Snoglywogly Wed 13-Jul-16 18:22:25

I am not sure whether the little one is at school, but the other two must be. Can you get authorised absence to watch your dad's last day in his old job?

EachandEveryone Wed 13-Jul-16 18:25:59

I'm pretty sure you can on such an important historical day. Plus private schools are probably different. That question never even crossed my mind.

Tulipblank Wed 13-Jul-16 18:27:15

They'll go to private school, where the rules don't apply.....

hobnobsaremyfave Wed 13-Jul-16 18:27:16

They are currently state educated

ParanoidGynodroid Wed 13-Jul-16 18:27:45

Of course it was. It's only plebs like us whose children are not allowed to have a day off, for anything, ever.

Witchend Wed 13-Jul-16 18:28:00

Private schools are off already anyway.

Madbengalmum Wed 13-Jul-16 18:28:28

Some schools have already broken up for the summer holidays, state ones as well as private.

ParadiseCity Wed 13-Jul-16 18:28:38

I'd say it's fairly exceptional circumstances!

Snoglywogly Wed 13-Jul-16 18:28:55

I'm fairly certain they are at state schools. For the moment at least.

mummatucker Wed 13-Jul-16 18:29:02

They're at state school

Surely a trip to parliament to see pmq's is educational? I'd rather mine did that than the usual end of term crap

MakemineaGandT Wed 13-Jul-16 18:30:16

They are state educated. And of course they should have had today off to take part in the events. Don't be so mean-spirited and pathetic.

Snoglywogly Wed 13-Jul-16 18:30:58

I'd be delighted to take my kids on a trip to parliament, but I don't think my DC's school would authorise an absence for it just because it was educational.

MollyTwo Wed 13-Jul-16 18:31:56

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Goingtobeawesome Wed 13-Jul-16 18:31:59

I love Florence.

Obviously they did get permission otherwise the kids wouldn't be there or maybe they are paying the fine.

Pointless thread.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 13-Jul-16 18:32:59

They are probably about to move to private so Cameron will have gone 'ha ha ha ha, fuck it'.

Snoglywogly Wed 13-Jul-16 18:33:22

I don't object to them having the day off, but it does seem fairly hypocritical that absence that might be as significant to another family would generally be turned down.

mouldycheesefan Wed 13-Jul-16 18:33:40

You can get authorisation in exceptional circumstances which today would be. If you are ever PM I am sure you would be authorised in a similar situation. Even if school declined their request )never going to happen) you dint get fined for a one day absence.
Snidey and goady op. Get a life. 🙄

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Snoglywogly Wed 13-Jul-16 18:34:45

It isn't about the kids, it's about the government's very restrictive policy that appears not to apply to people like them.

mouldycheesefan Wed 13-Jul-16 18:35:34

It's not just significant the family it's significant to the country.
What example can you give op that you believe is comparable when someone got turned down? Weddings can be Held on weekends and in school holidays. The last PMQ of Cameron's time as PM is not within his gift to reschedule to a Saturday.

BertrandRussell Wed 13-Jul-16 18:35:58

They are at State school- or they are til September anyway!

And yes, any school would authorize a day's absence for an event like this.

NapQueen Wed 13-Jul-16 18:36:20

Maybe he paid the fine?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 13-Jul-16 18:36:28

I only saw them after the school day had ended.

booklooker Wed 13-Jul-16 18:36:33

Very snidey, very goady.

mouldycheesefan Wed 13-Jul-16 18:37:29

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