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Celebrities speak out against new faith schools.

Celebrities speak out against new faith schools.

Celebrities, politicians and some of the UK’s leading thinkers have united to fight a plan for a new wave of single-faith schools, which they say “fundamentally threatens social cohesion”.

Writer Ian McEwan, film director Ken Loach, broadcaster Baroness (Joan) Bakewell and philosopher AC Grayling are among the signatories to a letter in The Sunday Times today. Other big names to sign the letter include Sandi Toksvig, David Baddiel and Stephen Fry.

They call on the government to scrap its decision to approve and pay for new schools that will be able to select 100 per cent of their pupils on religious grounds.

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