Politics 20 July 2012 Quote of the day Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg on the problem with private schools. 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 Inside Big Ben: why the world’s most famous clock will soon lose its bong Jeremy Corbyn appoints Shami Chakrabarti to lead inquiry into Labour and antisemitism Is our obsession with class propping up the powerful?