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Public schoolboys

November 24, 2016 22:51

I took part last night in the first Spectator debate. You can read about it here.

Especially interesting was the barbed comment at the end of David Davis' speech. He was arguing alongside me in favour of grammar schools:

Today we are witnessing the results of a failed revolution, where
egalitarians abolished grammar schools to level opportunity in our
society, and accidentally destroyed the chances of the very people they
were trying to help.

They punished the bright poor kids who were held back. They handicapped the intellectual capacity of the country.

And out of this catastrophe there was only one winning group. Do you know who they were?

Yes, the public schools. Who teach just 7 per cent of the population.

He concluded by saying that public school boys now 'run Britain', adding:

The media,
the law, business - they are all dominated by public school boys.

David's omission of the Conservative Party from his list was loud and clear. 

November 24, 2016 22:51

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