The Phantom Laurence points me to this excellent article by Francis Beckett about faith schools. In a weird cosmic juxtaposition last night (which, were I of lesser intelligence I might attribute to a Higher Power), after watching Munich on DVD I found myself watching the tail end of Jonathan Sacks’ BBC programme about Rosh Hashanah.… Continue reading The Great Faith School Swindle
Madeline Bunting purports to be thinking the unthinkable in her Guardian column this week, calling for the UK to consider population controls. Indeed, I made a similar point when reviewing the Centre for Um’s recent pamphlet on demographics. Sadly though, I must add my name to the members of the blogosphere who think she must… Continue reading Why calling for UK population controls misses the point
Is it too much to ask for the BBC to get anything right? Take this quote for example: [Chamali] Fernando is a barrister from Finchley, who says he plans to put forward issues, ask tough questions and campaign across London. He wants to present Liberal Democracy “as the tonic for Londoners from all walks of… Continue reading Why can’t the BBC get anything right?