Friday, March 30, 2007

End of the super casino?

Three cheers for the Lords who have thrown out government plans for yet more gambling. I am also encouraged to hear a BBC radio report that Brown is not a casino fan, so with him expected to be Prime Minister this summer there is hope that the super casino may not happen. If so it will be a triumph for GB's Presbyterian heritage. I had thought of him as to the left of Blair so no improvement. But if his Christian heritage does influence some policies it will be a big improvement on our present PM who on things Christian is as they say, all mouth and no trousers. He talks about how Christian he is but his own voting record and that of his government are more in line with Alistair Campbell's infamous dictum, "We do not do God". This has been the most secularist and anti-Christian British government since the restoration of Charles II in 1660.

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Blogger Bob said...

If it's so secular, how come the Blair decade has seen in a raft of new policies concerning both Trust schools and City Academies which both enable and actively encourage faith groups to take over our state-funded schools??

Religious City Academy sponsors sometimes pay nothing, and at most contribute less than 5% to the cost of setting up the school. And this buys them the "right" to instill their beliefs in children. These are not private schools, remember. These are state-funded schools that many pupils have no choice but to attend.

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Blogger Graham Weeks said...

I believe as minority of these institutions have a faith basis and have never heard of free sponsorship. What examples are there?
The state in England is not secular. There is an esatblished church. Why should education be an indoctrination of secularism?
Parents usually choose to send their children to such schools. There is no forcing.

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