With Eton-educated Boris Johnson appointing the poshest Cabinet in recent history, it is clear that challenging our privately educated elites should be a key priority for Labour. If Labour is to win the next General Election, it must pick more fights with the establishment. This session will discuss the lessons from the viral #AbolishEton campaign for building the grassroots movement to transform our education system in the interests of the many, not the few.
Writer, activist, historian and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review
Ellie is a primary school teacher and NEU Young Teachers activist.
Thelma Walker MP is the Labour MP for Colne Valley, a former Headteacher, and member of the Education Select Committee
Robert Verkaik is an author specialising in security and education. He is author of ‘Posh Boys: How the public schools ruin Britain’.