Post by fretslider on Jul 13, 2019 7:07:38 GMT -5
Laura Smith, Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich. Smith identifies as a socialist and is part of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs. The Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs is a left-wing, democratic socialist grouping of Labour Party Members of Parliament.
Democratic socialists are firm believers in state comprehensive education for all and getting rid of private public schools. Rooting out'privilege' wherever they see it - and they see it everywhere; Eton, Rugby etc. Labour has plans to slap a big tax on private schools (if it moves, tax it).
So it comes as no surprise to hear Laura Smith has this week publicly backed a Labour campaign to abolish private schools.
Labour Against Private Schools, is circulating a motion for the party’s conference in September that would commit a Labour government to stripping fee-paying schools of their privileges and integrating them into the state system.
The campaign is to be publicly launched on Tuesday using the @abolisheton Twitter handle, and is backed by a number of Labour MPs including the former party leader Ed Miliband.
The campaign against private schools claims support from MPs across the parliamentary Labour party, including the shadow Treasury minister, Clive Lewis, and the former teachers Thelma Walker and Laura Smith.
Guido Fawkes has an interesting snippet of information about democratic socialist Smith
Laura Smith, who readers will remember as the Labour MP who called for a general strike last year in order to bring down the government, has this week publicly backed a Labour campaign to abolish private schools.
But in 2013 Smith founded a private tutoring company which helped students get in to private schools.
Mysteriously this boast last month disappeared from the company’s Facebook page, and has been quietly deleted from Smith’s Wikipedia article.
It’s almost as if she doesn’t want to be seen as a massive hypocrite…
Laura Smith is every bit as socialist as Diane Abbott
Diane Abbott, the Left-wing Labour MP, was fighting to salvage her political credibility yesterday after admitting that the decision to send her son to private school was "indefensible".
In her first public comments about the row since it emerged that her 12-year-old son, James, is going to the City of London School, Miss Abbott acknowledged that the "agonising" decision would cost her her reputation for political consistency.
But she was prepared to be labelled a hypocrite after shunning the comprehensives in her Hackney constituency in east London if it was in her son's best interests.
Her remarks follow a week of increasingly hostile comments from Labour MPs, with former Left-wing allies accusing her of "double standards".
On BBC2's This Week, Miss Abbott, a member of the Socialist Campaign Group of MPs, said: "I've said very little about this because anything you say just sounds self-serving and hypocritical. You can't defend the indefensible.
Indeed, you cannot defend the indefensible. A lesson Laura Smith has yet to learn.
One rule for the proles and another for the inner party.