When London Mayor Boris Johnson joined in a carol service last week at the ultra-conservative church Jesus House, he could be sure of one thing: that whatever the reaction, the media would not give him nearly as hard a time as if he had associated himself with a group of fundamentalist Muslims.
Research has revealed a “postcode lottery” of educational achievement, with the gap widening between the best and worst ares. This is despite the £1.9 billion spent on widening university participation since 2005.
Campaigners are walking 20 miles across London this weekend (17-18 October) to promote the cause of peace and nonviolence. They began at the NATO site in Northwood and will finish at the London Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park.