In Britain, a left-wing MP who’s criticized Labour colleagues for sending their children to private school is sending her son to private school. Diane Abbott says she’s not defending her decision because it’s “indefensible.” Also inconsistent and hypocritical. But she’s doing it anyhow.
Samizdata suggests possible explanations.
“I have realised that education is too important to be left to the state.”
“Perhaps everyone should have as much choice as I do.”
“If I am not prepared to condemn my child to the state system, why should anyone else?”
Actually, she does have words of her own, but she’s sold them to a Sunday newspaper for enough money to pay a term’s worth of tuition.