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Oh dear. Hazel Blears has had one of her 'good ideas'.

Block book the week of 15-21 November, as it will be 'England's first-ever 'Inter Faith Week'.

This will aim to:

* to strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels;

* to increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society; and

* to increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious belief.

Sounds harmless enough, although the folk who cannot get on with other folk will not be participating, will they?

Anyway, this is the good idea that jumped out at me:

"a football match involving young people from different faith communities".

I doubt it would take until the first crunching tackle by Methodist United's centre back on Zen FC's star striker for the choice epithets to start doing the rounds both on the pitch and off it.

Or am I being overly cynical?


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Blogger Oldrightie said... 1:56 pm

Or am I being overly cynical?

In the environment Labour have created for us, you cannot ever be so!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:58 pm

I was first accused of cynicism when I was 11, so I have a bit of form, shall we say.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:57 pm

Clearly it's a fantastic idea. Look at glasgow ... a haven of tranquility on the day of an Old Firm match  

Blogger Croydonian said... 3:02 pm

Indeed - and I have heard some disgusting things chanted at Spurs owing to that club's Hebraic connections.  

Blogger ScotsToryB said... 6:40 pm

Am I the only one who thinks Wee Hazel once read 'When I am old I want to wear purple'?


Blogger Croydonian said... 6:47 pm

Can't say that had occurred to me before, but you make a good point.  

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