The Church and politics. Religion should inspire us but it’s no substitute for government.

Faith has played and does play, generally, a positive role in society, the motivation for good words and works by many. But, as history warns, it can also be deeply destructive, particularly if people use it as an ideology to impose their will or worse on others. Religion can and should inspire, both in public and in private, but it must not govern. The Church of England should therefore continue to campaign for the ‘common good’ in this country, but carefully.

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The only way to end the class divide: the case for abolishing private schools

Lobby groups as politically diverse as Comprehensive Future, a cross-party campaign group committed to phasing out selection and supporting fair admissions policies, and Bright Blue, a conservative thinktank, agree with [the] conclusion. “There is no evidence base for a policy of increasing selection … The UK government should consider phasing the existing selective schools out.”

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