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'My mother saved for years to send me to private school. Labour's class warfare will hurt parents like her'

Sebastian Payne for the i news site

Labour is waging "class warfare on private schools", says Sebastian Payne on the i news site. My mother sent me to a private sixth form because she "wanted the best possible education", he writes, "and concluded it would need to be paid for". The parents of most of my fellow pupils had also "scrimped and saved". But it is "these folks who will suffer" if Labour applies VAT to school fees, leaving private schools at "risk of becoming a conclave for the super-rich".

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