George Monbiot: Private schools should be closed down
27 June 2012 Last updated at 10:45 BST
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.