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Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg on the problem with private schools.

Labour's shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg sounds a decidedly un-Blairite note on private schools.

Without doubt, a major barrier to achieving a more just society and greater social mobility is the power of the private schools.

Boys make their way to classes across the historic cobbled School Yard of Eton College. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The New Statesman Cover | Wanted: An opposition

A first look at this week's magazine.

March 31 - April 6 
Wanted: An opposition