A Tory Minister’s comments about private schools and family holidays costs has left people diving in with comments.
Speaking in the Commons, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said: “Most of our private schools aren’t like Eton or Harrow – they’re far smaller and they charge a lot less.”
″Many cost the same as a family holiday abroad and there’s plenty of parents who choose to forego life’s luxuries to give their children these opportunities.”
Labour’s shadow education secretary Bridget Philipson pointed out that average private school fees are around £16,000 a year – far outstripping the average holiday cost.
In response, Keegan insisted that “Labour’s tax hikes are nothing more than the politics of envy”.
The education secretary added: “As Margaret Thatcher once said, ‘The spirit of envy can only destroy, it can never build’.”
Private school family holiday
“It’s not just Rishi Sunak that hasn’t got a clue,” tweeted the Labour frontbencher. “What planet are this lot on?”
Labour has said that end charity status for private schools would raise around £1.7bn,
This is one of her many previous gaffs
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan claims people are using foodbanks due to a broken ‘relationship or boiler’ (she made these comments whilst wearing a Rolex on her wrist)
Two-child benefit cap
Labour leader Starmer said they are having a row about “tough choices” at the moment. That is because they need economic discipline.
He said people agree in abstract that the party has to take tough decisions. But, as soon as you take one, they ask for an exception, he said.
It comes as he appears to want to keep the two-child benefit cap.