Top positive review
It's certainly not cricket, you fellows!
15 December 2018
Excellent stuff - should be on the state school curriculum.
Clearly argued and stated. Rather a lot of statistics but they are required to make the points.
I already knew that the public schools were and are a threat to our democracy and a genuine meritocracy,
but this book shows how their disproportionate influence upon our English society grows more - not less -
widespread and pernicious. It explains just how cunningly the public schools adapt in order to maintain their
status and power and how they defuse any occasional government attempts to rein in their influence.
It also confirms my opinion that Old Boys never seem to mature evolve beyond 6th Formers as adults (witness Cameron and Boris) due to being emotionally stunted by the boarding school environment.
The truly frightening thing is the breadth of power that these people have in government, law, civil service, banking and finance. Almost none work in industry, trade or retail - they might get their hands dirty, even if they are already
grubby with excessive money and insider deals!! OK., I do personally know some nice Old Boys, but the exception proves the rule. Prejudice? - maybe but the FACTS in this book explain why.
AND ALL THESE SCHOOLS ARE CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS SET UP BY HONOURABLE INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTIONS SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS AGO FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN OF POOR FAMILIES!!!!! What would the founders say if they saw how their money was being used????!!!!!!