Do you honestly think that Corbyn and McDonnell, both of whom had the advantages of private education but failed miserably, want to ban private schools for any reason other than their own envy?
I suspect this is fake news. What Brendan O'Neill would write. At least on Wikipedia, they were educated at state/grammar/independent schools.
@Paul, correct me if I am wrong. I think you got the run of yourself on this one.
Upon leaving education, McDonnell held a series of unskilled jobs. After marrying his first wife, he studied for A-levels
at night school at Burnley Technical College
, and at the age of 23, he moved to Hayes
in Greater London, attended Brunel University
, and earned a bachelor's degree in government and politics.
During this period, he helped his wife run a small children's home in Hayes, and was active on behalf of his local community and for National Union of Public Employees
I've seen Boris Johnson visiting schools for 5 minutes on TV but I don't know if he ever worked in one or even run one.