Politics and comment from a libertarian corner of the Conservative back-benches in the House of Lords
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Faith schools - momentum gathers
Cameron's final speech - heartlifting - included a firm commitment to all faith schools following the Church of England's lead and admitting 25% of non-faith members. I'll be putting this to the test when we return to the education bill, and with luck we'll push the government into going along with the policy.
No link, as no speech on the party website yet - perhaps it's stuck in the queue.
Arrived in the Lords in 1992 following the death of my mother, intending to get my name on the roll before prime minister Kinnock abolished us. 14 years later I'm still there, as an elected hereditary peer, though I'm promised not for much longer.
Education was my first and remains my main interest - I edit the Good Schools Guide - though I have strayed into libertarian issues, planning, e-government ... whatever I can do in the time and with the lack of facilities available.