In 2009, they (the Lib Dems) approved a policy of “stopping the establishment of new schools which select by ability, aptitude or faith”. They followed this in last year’s election manifesto by saying it would require faith schools to develop an “inclusive admissions policy”.
But Clegg looks like sending his kids to the Catholic London Oratory School rather than his local Catholic comprehensive. Here's how he explained away this stunning piece of hypocrisy:
“My kids are more precious to me than anything else in the world and the fact [is] that my wife is Catholic, I married in the Catholic church and my children have been brought up by Catholics and go to a Catholic state primary school".
Well actually Clegg, most kids are precious to most parents, even those you would deprive of choice. And a Lib Dem using his wife. Where've we heard that before?
Report from the Telegraph.