When Eton and Winchester were established, some 600 years ago, it was written into their charters that all pupils would be poor scholars taken from the community” – Robert Verkaik, Guardian, 30 April 2019.
The European average for public spending is nearly 49% of GDP. Official figures suggest that the UK’s public spending is some 38.5% of GDP. UK public sector borrowing is 1.2% of GDP – data from the Sunday Times, 28 April 2019.
“Left parties have lost office in Europe because of their inability to articulate an alternative to austerity and cuts. The right offers individualism, a huge and growing wealth gap and a mean and divided society. Socialism is the sharing of wealth, the contribution of ability for the common good, and unity in defending our achievements against attack. It’s also our only hope” – Jeremy Corbyn, 6 January 2012