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http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/tim_fo...ld_tragedy.html

"The reality of this shocking state of affairs is exposed in the case history of property developer Hugo Evans and his wife Carol, who have chosen to send all three of their children to a school where the fees are about £20,000 pa. "The increase in fees means that the annual summer holiday is now a week in Devon rather than two weeks in Greece, no skiing at half-term or Christmas, and a quiet social life. It is a white wine at the Seven Tuns rather than dinner at the trattoria."

No skiing at half-term or Christmas? Jesus, somebody call Oxfam. Just try to put yourself into the nicely-buffed brogues of these desperate people. Every morning they wake up with the Solomonic choice: give up the week in Val d'Isère, or send the kids to a state school? Indeed, the choice may already have been made. The family is clearly looking down into the abyss: "'We are now thinking of sending Henry to a state sixth-form college to do his A-levels,' said Mrs Evans, who runs a company specialising in finding property for people moving out of cities to the Cotswolds." Actually, I made that last bit up. Actually, no, I didn't. That's her real job; helping to make the English countryside too expensive for the locals to live in. After a lifetime of such selfless contribution to the greater good, doesn't she deserve a break?"

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Although as well pointed out in the comments the Guardian is getting fairly similar

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I love this bit of his rant too:

What's mad is that anybody might give a damn about your situation. If your kids are too stupid to get fantastic jobs without the benefit of a hugely expensive education, or too repulsive to find rich spouses without the benefit of an inbred social network of chaps who went to the right school, maybe the problem is closer to your over-mortgaged home. Maybe it's that there's still a critical mass of people utterly unaware of reality, whose idea of an existential crisis is that little Henry might have to do his A-levels alongside someone called Wayne, who's never been to Greece. :lol:

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I love this bit of his rant too:

What's mad is that anybody might give a damn about your situation. If your kids are too stupid to get fantastic jobs without the benefit of a hugely expensive education, or too repulsive to find rich spouses without the benefit of an inbred social network of chaps who went to the right school, maybe the problem is closer to your over-mortgaged home. Maybe it's that there's still a critical mass of people utterly unaware of reality, whose idea of an existential crisis is that little Henry might have to do his A-levels alongside someone called Wayne, who's never been to Greece. :lol:

Love it! :lol::lol::lol:

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Probably better than a good rogering from his dorm-mates at private school... :blink:

(Not that I'd ever descend to the level of cheap stereotyping... ;) )

Hardly - I'd say it's one of the benefits of private education :D

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I love this bit of his rant too:

What's mad is that anybody might give a damn about your situation. If your kids are too stupid to get fantastic jobs without the benefit of a hugely expensive education, or too repulsive to find rich spouses without the benefit of an inbred social network of chaps who went to the right school, maybe the problem is closer to your over-mortgaged home. Maybe it's that there's still a critical mass of people utterly unaware of reality, whose idea of an existential crisis is that little Henry might have to do his A-levels alongside someone called Wayne, who's never been to Greece. :lol:

Of course Wayne's never been to Greece, his parents take him to their Casa chav on the costa.

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