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    What would you do if you were made the Prime Minister of your country?

    Pass laws for women's emancipation.
    Make Cricket the national sport.
    And a lot more.
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    Ban school, ban fox hunting.
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    Erm Paul.. maybe that's not such a good idea. Schools are very important places. Even if they are corrupt ! ! :lipsrsealed: Don't ask...
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    Close all Public Schools
    And Church Schools
    And ban New Labour
    And get rid of all these School League Tables
    And increase taxes to a sensible level so we have public services that don't resemble round the back of the pavilion at the school ground.


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    Well why did you say close all public schools then?

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    PUBLIC Schools

    i.e. Brigg Prep, St Martins.

    Independent schools, call them what you want. Education should be freely available to everyone at an equal level.

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    Right, O.K., FINE!!!

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    Sorry, but why should people be penalised for wanting to pay for schooling if they can afford and it means they would get better teachers?

    Teacher's don't get paid a great deal in the public sector, so if they can get a job in the private sector as they're a good teacher, why not?

    You don't find Cricketers being all paid the same regardless of ability.
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    Because kids in deprived areas shouldn't be penalised for not having the money to afford an education.

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    Public schools aren't that brilliant anyway. There are loads of people from ordinary schools who passed the 11+ to get into our school aren't there Neil.

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    Look at it this way though as % of people who get in going to public school and people through state school. St Martins and Brigg Prep pupils sit tens of practice exams and are schooled to get into a Grammar. It is again unfair against someone who goes to Grange, Grant Thorold, St. Peters, Nunsthorpe etc when someone who is lacking can get into a Grammar ahead of someone who's good and doesn't. There are countless examples. They create a two-tier society

    And before you say I'm a hypocrite for going to a Grammar school, I think these are wrong in principle too but it will take 40-50 years of funding for the state sector to provide a comparable learning environment. Which hopefully will happen in my lifetime and I look forward to the day the last Grammar becomes open.

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    I suppose by the same token Neil, there shouldn't be private hospitals then?

    Why should people who can't afford it be deprived the best medical attention.

    In fact, why not go one step further and have everything equal - abolish money, and share the nation's assets between us?

    May I point out that if you can afford to spend on education etc. for your children, you would be earning more money than someone who can't. Therefore you are paying more in taxes, and also not using the public services.

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    Everybody and everything should be equal, I think.

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    Why not abolish private hospitals?

    You are taking it to stupid proportions hypothesising total equality. Equal opportunities yes, but total equality would mean no incentives and a society that couldn't compete with the rest of the world!

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    So please explain to me what the difference is between private as supposed to equal education, and private as supposed to equal healthcare?

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