Today sees Labour party rallies across the country against the Conservative's declared intention to reintroduce grammar schools. Labour is campaigning under the slogan 'Education not Segregation'.
There is a case for separating children on the basis of ability, indeed some form of streaming has long been the norm within the comprehensive system. It certainly was when I was at school. If Labour want to debate that, all well and good. But today's campaign slogan is utterly disingenuous.
The Labour party does support segregated education - providing it is segregation on the basis of a parent's declared faith. That is what faith schools mean. And there are a lot more faith schools than grammar schools.