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Would abolition of private schools be a vote loser?

Would abolition of private schools be a vote loser?

Private-school leaders are warning that attempts to abolish their schools will prove to be a "vote-loser".

Labour has backed plans for private schools to lose tax benefits and be "integrated" into the state sector.

But Fiona Boulton, chairwoman of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), said that shutting down private schools was "based on ignorance and the desire to damage".

Labour said children's life chances should not depend on parental wealth.

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