Human Rights

The new totalitarians

You're either with us or against us

George GallowayGeorge Galloway

The New Left are a combination of political Islam, climate change Armageddonists, the far Left, hard-line Human Rightists and muddled anti-globalists/ supranationalists (world domination for Guardian readers). You have to agree with them totally, else you are excluded, and the parts of their views you agree with may be trashed in the public mind by association.

You can be anti-war, anti-torture, anti-rendition but still think that ex-Guantanamo prisoners should not be given hero status and invitations to speak at conventions. Some are pretty harmless fellow travellers who would a liability as fighters, some may be people who have been passed to the Americans in order to gain money and punish an enemy but there are also those who are dangerous terrorists.

No more faith schools please.

The rights of the child. Really?

Peace wall, separating peace schools.
West BelfastPeace wall, separating peace schools. West Belfast There should be no more faith schools, there should be a separation between church and school. Just under 30% of our schools are faith schools, at present these are mostly Christian and Catholic. In Northern Ireland, Angela Smith, the NI Office education minister turned down Rowellane Integrated College for funding. She allegedly did so in order to placate politicians opposed to integration. The school is being built using private funding and is, at present, using mobile classrooms. Rowellane is massively oversubscribed as are Northern Ireland's other 58 integrated schools. The IEF Integrated Education Fund was established in 1992 and aims to fund more integrated schools.

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