LETTER: Chablis socialists who are forced to choose between head and heart

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From Mr D. Richards

Sir: The crucial argument that you fail to consider in your leading article ("Harman gets her priorities right", 22 January) is why Harriet Harman chose a Roman Catholic comprehensive for Harry, her first child. Choice on religious grounds is generally accepted and, thankfully and honourably, virtually all church schools, both Anglican and Roman Catholic, have chosen to be comprehensive.

What does her choice for her second child say about church schools in general and London Oratory in particular? Is Harry more in need of a Catholic ethos than Joe? If it was crucial for one, why not the other?

Yours sincerely,

D. Richards


St Aidan's Church of England High School


North Yorkshire

22 January