Six of the Best
Hero of the Week
Labour MP for Vauxhall Kate Hoey has spoken out about Labour’s mounting problems.
In an interview with the New Statesman, she rightly identifies that the party has become “extremely unpatriotic” and that it has “moved away from the basic decency and values that working class people had and the way that I and others were brought up … All of that seems to be ridiculed now by some of the people in leadership positions”. With a leadership contest with the likes of Burnham, Cooper and Corbyn – Labour has a very long way to go.
Villain of the Week
Charles Clarke, former Education Secretary, has called for the abolition of religious education in schools. Completely dismissive of the role that Christianity and religion have played in shaping modern Britain, he recommended in a pamphlet for the Westminster Faith Debate that “religious instruction (even of a kind which does not include coercion, or distortion of other religions or beliefs) does not take place within the school day”.
We hope that Mr Clarke has no future place in shaping education policy.
Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Laura Perrins: My reading list leaves out Professor Death, Politically_Incorrect wrote:
Peter Singer might want to be careful what he wishes for. If society ever reaches such a dystopic state that the right to life is based solely on the objective assessment of an individual’s “worth”, then he may want to reflect on the possibility that he himself might be considered a less than useful asset and be forcibly wheeled onto the euthanasia ward.