Letters: The corrosive effects of money and privilege on education, politics and the environment are highlighted by Robin C Richmond, Declan O’Neill and Dominic Rice
Musa Okwonga makes no reference to the economic inequality that the existence of Eton and similar private schools has created and continues to create in this country (There’s a side to Eton you won’t read about in David Cameron’s memoirs, 21 September). Suggesting that Eton should inculcate compassion is downright patronising to the growing numbers of poor whose lives are destroyed and ambitions stifled by the privately educated. Wealthy families send their children to Eton to ensure they keep and increase their astonishing wealth by holding on to the levers of power in society. Government by former school chums ensures no one can know how wealthy they are, where that wealth came from, where it is stashed, and that fiscal policy is more than favourable.
Britain did not become one of the most economically unequal societies in Europe by accident. A privileged group of people want it that way, and it is no accident that they are involved in leaving the EU, because it is a direct threat to their wealth.
Dr Robin C Richmond