Tesco accused of giving private school pupils preference by making state school kids queue outside shop

Despite having admitted the policy to a irate dad on Twitter, a supermarket spokesman insisted there's "never been any discrimination between state and private school children"

A university professor claims Tesco supermarket is discriminating against state school kids by making them queue outside - while private school pupils are allowed to walk straight in.

Prof Neil Pollock claimed his son and other pupils at the council school in Edinburgh are forced to stand behind a barrier - and have to wait to be admitted in small groups.

But the respected academic alleges that children from £11,577-a-year George Watson's College - easily identifiable by their maroon blazers - are allowed straight in to the Bruntsfield Metro store unchallenged.

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