Friday Fuckwit: Abbott Promotes Private Privilege
Some of us have long doubted Diane Abbott's credentials as a "left-wing" MP.
And here she is, at it again ...
I am writing to you about a full fee scholarship for the Sixth Form of City of London Boys School http://www.clsb.org.uk. I have been asked to find applicants for this. City of London Boys School is one of the best boys schools in the UK. It has wonderful facilities and regularly comes near the top of the examination league tables. I can vouch for the school because I sent my own son there!
They have a full fee sixth form scholarship available. This has been especially funded by Linklaters the top City law firm. The scholarship means that the boy selected will be able to attend the sixth form of City of London free of charge. There are two main criteria.
The first criterion is that the applicant should either be living, or be at school, in the London Borough of Hackney. The other criterion is that he should be an academically gifted young man. He should be predicted to get at least six As at GCSE.
So, if you know of a gifted young Hackney schoolboy who would benefit from attending one of the best schools in the country for sixth form, please get back in touch with me and state his name, address, predicted grades at GCSE and why you think that he would benefit from attending Sixth Form at this school.
Diane Abbott MP
Frankly, I am appalled that a supposedly socialist MP is promoting a fee-paying private school.
She would be better off fighting for more funding, places and accountability for Hackney's state schools so that all the borough's boys and girls can benefit, rather than offering one youngster a leg-up into privilege.