"By using "Eton" as a term of abuse, Mr Brown has abandoned any pretence of forging national unity. So desperate is he to stay in office, the Prime Minister thinks it's smart to demonise Opposition leaders who were privately educated. Were he not such a miserable hypocrite, he would follow up by dumping from the Cabinet Mr Darling (Loretto), Jack Straw (Brentwood), Ed Balls (Nottingham High), Shaun Woodward (Bristol Grammar), Harriet Harman (St Paul's) and Tessa Jowell (St Margaret's), all of whom went to fee-paying schools. Or is there something peculiarly offensive to Mr Brown about Eton?" – Jeff Randall in The Telegraph