George Monbiot: Private schools should be closed down

The environmentalist and author George Monbiot, who went to a private school, put the case for closing them down.

He claims they are a "social menace" which segregate society and he added: "I hope you would agree with me, they should be shut down."

Each week the Daily Politics offers the chance to a famous face to climbon the soapboxand speak up for a cause. Mr Monbiot will debate his ideas on the Daily Politics around 1240 BST with MPs Maria Miller and Douglas Alexander.

More clips and news on our BBC website; 'like' us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter

  • Published
  • Section
    BBC News