There’ll be a party at the Crippen’s…

Hewitt leaves Cabinet health job Patricia Hewitt will not be health secretary in new Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s first Cabinet. She was widely expected to lose her post after increasing pressure over NHS deficits and doctor training schemes. It is not yet known if she will be given […]

Rights and Religiosity

Right, I said I’d look at the legal side of the Playfoot’s case for religious discrimination under the Human Rights Act. The basic contention is that the school’s decision to ban the wearing of chastity rings amounts to a breach of Playfoot’s rights under Article 9 of the […]

About the religious freedom business…

Third post on the Playfoot case and Silver Ring Thing, and this times its more of a quickie. One of the arguments being put up by Lydia Playfoot about the ring ban at Millais School has been that other pupils of different religions are allowed to wear their […]

Judge, Jury & Headmaster

In which a report in the Independent provides yet more evidence of systematic stupidity and rampant bansturbation amongst the managerialist classes… Teachers angry over reinstated pupils as exclusions increase There has been a sharp rise in the number of pupils excluded from secondary schools, taking the annual total […]