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Discussion on "Today", "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28804881".

" There is now an all-party parliamentary group on chess, which
" will be chaired by Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi. "

It's a confused rag-bag of a programme, mixing up getting MPs to
play more chess with getting funding for chess, with sexism, with
"is chess a sport?" and with "is chess a preparation for politics?".
That's what happens with short slots in breakfast-time programmes.
But worth a listen anyway.

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On 16/08/2014 12:30, Andy Walker wrote:
Discussion on "Today", "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28804881".

" There is now an all-party parliamentary group on chess, which
" will be chaired by Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi. "

It's a confused rag-bag of a programme, mixing up getting MPs to
play more chess with getting funding for chess, with sexism, with
"is chess a sport?" and with "is chess a preparation for politics?".
That's what happens with short slots in breakfast-time programmes.
But worth a listen anyway.


FWIW, chess is now on the national curriculum in Armenia.
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On 16/08/14 12:30, Andy Walker wrote:
Discussion on "Today", "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28804881".

" There is now an all-party parliamentary group on chess, which
" will be chaired by Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi. "

It's a confused rag-bag of a programme, mixing up getting MPs to
play more chess with getting funding for chess, with sexism, with
"is chess a sport?" and with "is chess a preparation for politics?".
That's what happens with short slots in breakfast-time programmes.
But worth a listen anyway.


Something that shoots to mind here is the idea of every move, like
chess, having consequences in terms of the chain of events in can start.

There's also the question of looking at the different angles of those
involved in politics, and thus like a chess player, a politician is
often quite limited in the moves they can make, the opposition player's
responses are much the same as vested interests.


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On Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:20:19 +0100, andy
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On 16/08/14 12:30, Andy Walker wrote:
Discussion on "Today", "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28804881".

" There is now an all-party parliamentary group on chess, which
" will be chaired by Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi. "

It's a confused rag-bag of a programme, mixing up getting MPs to
play more chess with getting funding for chess, with sexism, with
"is chess a sport?" and with "is chess a preparation for politics?".
That's what happens with short slots in breakfast-time programmes.
But worth a listen anyway.


Something that shoots to mind here is the idea of every move, like
chess, having consequences in terms of the chain of events in can start.


butterflies tell me that applies to every act

There's also the question of looking at the different angles of those
involved in politics, and thus like a chess player, a politician is
often quite limited in the moves they can make, the opposition player's
responses are much the same as vested interests.


chess allows the potential of looking at 'all' moves...
real life does not...

imv the greatest contribution by far chess can make to the development
of the mind, is to teach concentration


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