I'm off to the big smoke for a couple of days, my first trip to the capital for a very long time. I'm going to meet a few people and then I'm listening to Martin Rees give a Reith Lecture tomorrow night.
Blogging will be non-existent.
In the meantime, here's something non-climate-related.
I was pondering the sad state of the education system when I chanced upon the clause in the Human Rights Act which says
the state shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and to teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.
Now, as someone with a deep philosophical objection to state education, I wondered if the state's respect for my convictions would extend to providing me with an education voucher to allow me to send my children to a private school.
Neat idea eh?
Is it a goer though? Well, I asked the Human Rights experts at the Guardian's Liberty Clinic and they have posted up a reply.