Back to the drawing board

Alan Johnson's latest proposal for faith schools had a lifespan of just eight days and is yet another example of policy-making on the hoof. From the Guardians' Comment is Free blog

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Don’t leave London – just make it work

A minister has said Londoners should move elsewhere to ease pressure on a crowded city. But there are other solutions Published in the Evening Standard For a while, London's tourists were blissfully unaware that this city has a problem with … Continued

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Homeward Christian soldiers

Army chief Sir Richard Dannatt is right that British troops should come home from Iraq soon but wrong to say it. From the Guardian blog

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The Cabaret spell that won’t let us go

Published in the Evening Standard Who could ask for a warmer Wilkommen than that? The new production of Cabaret, the show that put the camp into kulturkampf, has just opened to rave reviews and jammed switchboards, confidently anointed as the … Continued

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Faith schools need not divide our city

Published in the Evening Standard How do you solve a problem that looks, to many, like a solution? For some, faith schools are a danger to the cohesion of society, herding children into ghettoes at the very age they?re least … Continued

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Conscience and condemnation

We should wait to judge whether the Metropolitan police was right to reassign a Muslim officer from his post protecting the Israeli embassy. From the Guardian blog

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