School ‘hypocrisy’: Sir Keir wants to make what he benefited from inaccessible

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The Labour leader said he would end charitable status for the sector to raise £1.6billion for state education. But Tories said Sir Keir and some of his top team had benefited from the perk he now wants to axe.

MP Sara Britcliffe said: “This is classic hypocrisy. He wants to make people worse off when he and other members of Labour’s top team benefited from feepaying schools.

“Slashing charitable status will push the prices up, pricing middle income parents out of the system and piling pressure on the state school system.

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“While Labour are looking at ways to increase inequality, the Conservatives are investing a record £14.4billion extra over three years.”

Sir Keir attended Reigate Grammar School, which became a fee-paying independent school while he was studying there.

Labour chair Anneliese Dodds and shadow ministers John Healey, Louise Haigh and Thangam Debbonaire all attended fee-paying schools.

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