Labour party members have voted to commit the party to integrate private schools into the state sector.
The motion calls for funds and properties held by private schools to be “redistributed democratically and fairly” to other schools.
And universities would have to admit the same proportion of private school students as in the wider population.
Meritocracy and private property struck down in a single blow! Awesome. Even Karl Marx is going to sit up and salute.
Don’t most lawyers vote left?
But the others who might be cheering even more loudly are those in the legal profession.
Because threatening independent schools with the “redistribution” of their assets will mean complex legal battles about ownership and rights.
The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, representing a group of independent schools, has already promised that Labour’s plans would be “tested in the courts for years to come”.
Private schools and their charitable trusts would challenge why they were being singled out for such confiscations.
Win, win, win! For a certain class of people. Remember, they know better than you what’s good for your kids.