Labour say they can send their children to grammars ... even if you can’t

Labour's education chief said her colleagues are free to pick grammar schools for their own children despite the party’s official opposition to selective education. 

 

Angela Rayner told the Standard today that while she hoped colleagues would follow her lead in favouring state schools, she acknowledged that some in the shadow cabinet had used grammars and the private sector. 

 

Labour has described Theresa May’s £320 million plans to open more grammars as a “vanity project” in its manifesto, and the 37-year-old has branded them an “ideological attack on the working class”.

 

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