Tag Archives: public schools

Horrific Labour conference motion on private schools proposes nothing less than theft

Christ's Hospital Dining Hall
Christ’s Hospital school, Sussex, which has been admitting mainly pupils from less privileged backgrounds since 1552

There has been much debate following the Labour conference’s motion to “abolish private schools”.

When explaining the rules of cricket to the average American, one sees their eyes glazing over even before one reaches mention of “deep square leg”.

It’s the same when you try to explain to them that, in the UK, public schools are private schools. You may reach the point when you feel further explanation is pointless. Why not, instead, try explaining to them that Scotch whisky has no “e”, but Irish whiskey does. It may be easier.

Anyway, I went to a public school. Or, if you prefer, I went to a private school.

Posted in Op-eds | 52 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User Avatarnigel hunter 17th Oct - 1:11am
    Why are Barclays withdrawing from Post Offices? A bank branch could be put into supermarkets or main shops. Does Barclays think P.O. is a competitor...
  • User AvatarRichard H 17th Oct - 12:03am
    John.M - People need to understand that online platforms do not actually constitute 'advice', in sense of regulated financial activity. 'Hot lists' and 'Top 50'...
  • User AvatarRichard H 17th Oct - 12:01am
    William Fowler - The underlying value of the fund is NOT still there. Since the fund was gated back in June, its value has continued...
  • User AvatarThomas 16th Oct - 11:46pm
    Dear Alberta, a Liberal/NDP/Green coalition means kiss goodbye to your pipelines, especially when the Liberals no longer need your votes to win. Anyway, approving the...
  • User AvatarColin Taylor 16th Oct - 11:35pm
    Shame that A Askey has been used to illustrate a point here. Mr Askey in truth away from the public front was far from being...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 16th Oct - 11:05pm
    16th Oct '19 - 10:31pm Stella Creasy MP spoke on Newsnight, "gutted". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Creasy