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    When I read this nonsense, I assumed Colin Hayfield was a wet-behind-the-ears, Left-wing, do-gooder fresh off a sociology course at a pretend red-brick university.
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1233028/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-I-getting-old-save-Slipper-Squad.html#ixzz0YoNGHDMO

    Could someone please tell me what the journalist means about the paragraph I quoted from an article of the Daily Mail?

    I have got the info. about red-brick university from Wikipedia, but I don't understand why the journalist especially mentioned it here. Could you please explain it for me?
    Red brick university - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: red-brick university

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1233028/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-I-getting-old-save-Slipper-Squad.html#ixzz0YoNGHDMO

    Could someone please tell me what the journalist means about the paragraph I quoted from an article of the Daily Mail?

    I have got the info. about red-brick university from Wikipedia, but I don't understand why the journalist especially mentioned it here. Could you please explain it for me?
    Red brick university - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Renown traditional old universities.

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    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: red-brick university

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1233028/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-I-getting-old-save-Slipper-Squad.html#ixzz0YoNGHDMO

    Could someone please tell me what the journalist means about the paragraph I quoted from an article of the Daily Mail?

    I have got the info. about red-brick university from Wikipedia, but I don't understand why the journalist especially mentioned it here. Could you please explain it for me?
    Red brick university - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    It is a term used in the UK for the new and untried "universities", which were often technical colleges or polytechnics upgraded to universities. They are rarely more than 100 years old, and usually a great deal younger.

    The journalist is suggesting that Colin Hayfield did not have a particularly good education.

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    Anglika, thank you very much.

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    Some "redbrick" universities are excellent.

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    Default Re: red-brick university

    True - but I am not sure that saying that is the intention of the journalist in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    True - but I am not sure that saying that is the intention of the journalist in this case.
    I agree, but then one wouldn't expect a "journalist" like R. Littlejohn to be balanced in his writing.

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    Thank you for your comments
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