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BRITAIN'S negative blame culture is destroying civilised society, the Bishop of Blackburn warned today.

Would-be teachers and politicians are afraid of going into the professions because they fear being made scapegoats.

The Rt Rev Alan Chesters, chairman of the Church of England's national Board of Education, said: 'If we simply live in a culture of criticism, we destroy life because we fail to recognise the good and affirm those who do their best.

'Our negative, blame-seeking approach is slowly but surely destroying our civilised society.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Mar 31, 2002
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