From Daily Mirror: Labour’s newest peer has defended her right to send her son to a selective private school – despite fighting grammar schools because they cause “segregation”.
Shami Chakrabarti insisted living a “charmed life” in a “nice big house” did not make her a hypocrite. The human rights lawyer and new shadow attorney general was confronted after The Sunday Times reported her son attends Dulwich College in south London.
The famous school, which educated author PG Wodehouse and Ukip rabble-rouser Nigel Farage, has an entry exam and fees that start at nearly £19,000 a year.
She told ITV’s Peston on Sunday: “I have real concerns about grammar schools. In my lifetime, I have met too many people, including incredibly bright, successful people, who carry that scar of failing the 11-plus, and that segregation in schooling.”
Unprompted, she added: “I know you’re now going to follow…
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