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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.

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