Labour's proposal to tax private education.

#1
Another move certain to be popular with the Islington socialists Labour has proposed that 'the rich' are taxed further to pay for school meals for all.

Labour's plan to tax private school fees to pay for free school meals in tatters

It certainly sounds bold, however ill thought through, there was criticism on the news this morning that it'll unfairly benefit upper-middle class families more than those in deprived areas (which the Shadow Education Minister struggled to answer). It also fails to cover those on bursaries, assisted places or reduced fees.

Politics of envy - gotta love em...
 
#2
Rather illogical, at best.

Even if free school meals for all were fully justified there's no attempt at explaining why it should be funded by taxing private school fees when the 600,000 children educated privately are already saving the taxpayer the cost of educating them.
 
#3
Easy for him to come up with all this nonsense, he's never going to be in a position to enact these policies based o pure envy
 
#4
They should rename them the 'London' party. Middle class socialists and immigrants are the only people they represent.

Great policy. They are stuffed.

Brilliant!!


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#5
Coffin, another nail in.

My old school fees are currently 18k pa.
 
#7
They should rename them the 'London' party. Middle class socialists and immigrants are the only people they represent.

Great policy. They are stuffed.

Brilliant!!


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Not all Londoners support them, working people are certainly extremely sceptical of them and their policies.
 
#9
My old school ( private boys' day school) owns and runs in addition to itself 5 state grammar schools and an academy comprehensive. Thanks to fundraising among the old boys it is now completely needs-blind on entry having unilaterally replaced the Assisted Places Scheme when that was abolished. It takes the top 120 boys on the exam, regardless of ability to pay (and is one of the most ethnically and socially mixed independent schools going as a result. Also near the top of the league tables every year.

This is just the politics of envy - you'll make not a dent in the schools that are building their 19th polo field and whose parents won't blink at 20% on the school fees (though even they'll have some parents who'll be screwed) and hammer the independent day schools who have been (largely) playing nicely and doing as they're told on the "outreach" side.

What a complete bunch of cretins.
 
#10
Rather illogical, at best.

Even if free school meals for all were fully justified there's no attempt at explaining why it should be funded by taxing private school fees when the 600,000 children educated privately are already saving the taxpayer the cost of educating them.
Easy, the extra 600,000 school places needed if parents no longer wish to pay fees will mean new schools being built in the appropriate areas, the funding of these schools will be done by PFI, I mean what could go wrong it is such a success for the NHS.
 
#11
Not all Londoners support them, working people are certainly extremely sceptical of them and their policies.
I did qualify if with middle class socialists. The intellectual elite with mummy and daddy behind them and a jolly good education.

Normal people are abandoning them in droves IMHO. They are popular in places like Tower Hamlets. May explain why they are so anti Jewish as a party perhaps?


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#12
Rather illogical, at best.

Even if free school meals for all were fully justified there's no attempt at explaining why it should be funded by taxing private school fees when the 600,000 children educated privately are already saving the taxpayer the cost of educating them.
Not to mention the local economy of many of these schools were they are quite often the largest employer, estate workers, cleaning and maintainence, food supply and travel arrangements being the norm. Make the school more expensive to send your kids to and if they close you have a real mess. Still, as long as inner city londoners get their fish and beans - **** the middle classes and all their tax paying self righteousness!
 
#13
I did qualify if with middle class socialists. The intellectual elite with mummy and daddy behind them and a jolly good education.

Normal people are abandoning them in droves IMHO. They are popular in places like Tower Hamlets. May explain why they are so anti Jewish as a party perhaps?


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Just didn't want me and people like me to be associated with them by renaming them the London Party, better maybe the Fantasy Party
 
#14
Just didn't want me and people like me to be associated with them by renaming them the London Party, better maybe the Fantasy Party
I thought all the normal people had moved out of London. I don't see many to be honest.

Me and the mrs went into a restaurant at lunchtime last Sunday off Leicester Square. The waitress was a white Brit. Bugger me I said, I can't believe I'm being served by a British person. Bugger me was her reply. I can't believe I'm serving British people.

Laugh? I could have wept.


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#15
Same as, same as - Shirley Williams, Old Paulina, scrapping grammar schools ..

This VAT wheeze etc would not hurt the super-rich but could be a crippling hit on those who are forgoing holidays, move to bigger house etc as well as maybe raiding Granny and Grandpa's piggy bank, to give their children an education supportive of ambition and untroubled by classroom strife and bullying by the thick of those who want to work.
 

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