With Britain’s approaching way out from the European Union only weeks away, supporters of the resistance Labor Party assembled in Brighton for their yearly gathering throughout the end of the week.
Be that as it may, even as the troublesome issue of Brexit commanded the talk in the coastline town, Labor individuals discovered shared conviction on another thought as large, striking and, in certain personalities, terrible: a proposition to boycott private schooling
Members were asked to consider a motion supported by groups on the left that would see the party pledge to “integrate all private schools into the state sector.”
This would mean, the motion argued, that the British government should end tax privileges for private schools, force universities to limit their acceptance of private school students, and allow private school assets to be “redistributed democratically and fairly.”
The decision was near unanimous. Offered to the floor Sunday, hundreds of hands shot up across the room to show they were in favor of the idea. Only a handful of party members appeared to be against it.
“That’s carried,” said member of Parliament Shabana Mahmood, approving the proposal.
Despite the matter-of-fact reception, the plan is a radical departure for Labour, Britain’s main opposition party. The left-wing party has long taken aim at the inequalities of education, but it has never supported a pledge on private education as all-encompassing as this.
Since 2015, Labour has been led by Jeremy Corbyn, a former grass-roots activist who is beloved among the party leadership but controversial among the broader public. Senior members of Corbyn’s team have come out in support of the plan.
“Let’s have one education service for everyone, let’s end this grotesque level of inequality in our education system and let’s integrate those schools,” member of Parliament John McDonnell told Sky News Monday.
Resource: The Washington Post