Politics 20 July 2012 Quote of the day Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg on the problem with private schools. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 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. › A police thug and an unlawful killing Boys make their way to classes across the historic cobbled School Yard of Eton College. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles I represent a Leave constituency - but I want to delay triggering Brexit The SNP thinks it knows how to kill hard Brexit Supreme Court gives MPs a vote on Brexit – but who are the real winners?