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  • Until it tackles it own systemic failure – a task it shows neither the inclination nor the competence to achieve – it is not remotely well placed to be devising fifth-form stratagems for "dealing with" Fifa.

    Who next for Sepp Blatter's Fifa brains trust – Cheryl Cole? | Marina Hyde

  • I liked her style: no humbug, just Jezebel with a sassy twinkle and a fifth-form fringe, lightly touched by the crazy gods - as many politicals are; Georgie Broadfoot was daft as a brush.


  • He sounds like the founder of a fifth-form debating society in a failing school, with no members other than himself, foaming at the mouth about 'mass murder' by Israel, a country he hates with pathological passion.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • As to the politics, you'd get far more maturity and truth in your average fifth-form debating society.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Mr. Buck, the tutor, was no better a scholar than many a fifth-form boy at Grey Friars; might have some stupid humdrum notions about the metre and grammatical construction of a passage of Aeschylus or Aristophanes, but had no more notion of the poetry than Mrs. Binge, his bed-maker; and Pen grew weary of hearing the dull students and tutor blunder through a few lines of a play, which he could read in

    The History of Pendennis

  • The Major asked the fifth-form boy to carry his card up to the

    The History of Pendennis

  • Arthur and Mr. John Pendennis had been at the school, was asking the fifth-form boy who sate by the door for Pendennis.

    The History of Pendennis

  • A few days beforehand, the fifth-form boarders, under the tutelage of a couple of governesses, drove off early in the morning to the distant university.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • 'If you set up a valid experiment such as ours and then police it from the outside as if it was some fifth-form trip, you learn nothing about the people involved.

    Dead Famous

  • This scruffy man, who appeared to be a detective inspector, seemed more interested in watching the fifth-form girls playing handball in the gym through the glass partition of her office, than in listening to what she was saying.

    Hard Frost

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