Labour outrage on private schools
Labour has announced that as a new policy, they wish to shut down all private schools if they came to power. A new survey, however, says that 56% of Labour believes that people should be allowed to send their children to private schools if they want to. With private schools becoming more popular, Fiona Bolton, chairman of the HMC, believes it will lose them votes. Jeremy Corbyn, despite wishing to shut private schools, was privately educated, going to Castle House Preparatory school, and Adams grammar school.
Labours plan would mean that private schools were taken over, and turned into state schools. When interviewed people said that it is a bad idea, and that “he is a hypocrite”. A less extreme view was that he must have disliked his own private school education.
This would mean that taxes would go up, which would be a very unpopular move.