Monday, September 08, 2008

One of the more pernicious of Blair's leavings.

Tony Blair, a PM of mixed blessings and curses, has managed to leave a series of footprints that mess the garden of British society and will take a lot of reseeding to fix.
One of the worst is faith schools. As an occasional (yet permanent) British resident I signed the petition that the RDF promoted last year. And we were told to go Cheney ourselves.
'Faith schools may be Blair's most damaging legacy' by Polly Toynbee, Guardian -
Children start their new schools this week for the 12th year under Labour. Who could have predicted that more pupils than ever will be going to religious schools this term, as the churches boasted gleefully? Pews empty but faith schools multiply.
Here you have it. Without a convincing argument religion takes on the characteristics of a childhood disease.
This leaves a stale stink like Blue Stratos in a second hand IROC.
And that is how to do a series of unconnected metaphors.

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