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Does a private education make a good public servant?

An adviser to the prime minister has defended an interview in which he said Eton's "ethos" of public service was why so many former pupils were in top positions in government.

Tory MP and Old Etonian Jesse Norman told the Times: "Other schools don't have the same commitment."

Mr Norman clarified his comments on Twitter later, saying he was not attacking other schools.

Stanley Johnson, who sent Boris and his three other sons to Eton, and the commentator and critic Bidisha discussed whether pupils of top public schools make good public servants with Paddy O'Connell on BBC Radio 4's PM programme.

  • 27 Apr 2013
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