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June 24, 2009

The strong must be protected from the weak

In defiance of his public school educated party leader, former grammar school boy David Davis calls for a return to the grammar school system.

'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,' he said. '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.'

Mr Davis said public school boys now 'run Britain', adding: 'The media, the law, business - they are all dominated by public school boys.'

One wonders what the over/under is on an "egalitarian" having gone to a public school. The consequences of the destruction of the grammar school system may not be as unintentional as Davis believes them to be.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 24, 2009 08:44 AM