There’s been a lot of coverage of the recent ruling on concerning the JFS (formerly Jews’ Free School in London): they have been told that they cannot racially discriminate against a pupil. (This has something to do with the Jewish notion that they are a ‘race’ – the Chosen People – and inheritance going through the mother. To be honest, I couldn’t care less about the arcane and bizarre rules they may have; I do care about tax-payers funding discriminatory practices.)
I was struck with a certain part of the Telegraph’s report on the topic:
Mr Balls insisted that action could be taken to allow England’s 7,000 Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish schools to continue selecting along religious lines.
He said: “We are going to need to look carefully at the implications of this, and all faith organisations will as well. We must make sure that the role of faith schools is properly protected in our state education system. Any further steps which have to be taken should only be taken once we have studied the judgment.”
So, this won’t give the Government pause for thought in its promotion and expansion of faith schools, rather they will change the rules if necessary to allow discrimination to continue.
Why am I not surprised?