public schools underpin everything that is most wrong, most iniquitous, most stiflingly, claustrophobically unjust and undemocratic and unmodern about Britain today” argues Observer Journalist Carole Cadwalladr in this week’s debate with Charlotte Vere of the ISC. She also suggests that ” Class is Britain’s psychic wound. It’s like some crippling 19th-century affliction – rickets perhaps, or scarlatina – that should have been cleared up by modern medicine years ago, but keeps on dragging us down. And its bedrock, its nursery, its oxygen is the private school system. It’s the means by which a tiny cohort maintain their stranglehold on power and privilege: on the City, and politics and law and journalism and everything that passes for public life in Britain today.” See the full article here

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