So sayeth the Hon Jaqueline Ashley, daughter of an MP and life peer (Rosebery Grammar, Epsom - state selective at the time - now admission via postode - not exactly ASBO Comprehensive), wife to Andrew Marr (Loretto, private).
Let's take a look at the Gordon Brown (Kirkcaldy High - state Scottish) cabinet. Gordo himself had a highly selective and academic state education and was at Uni when he was 16.
Alistair Darling (Loretto, private)
David Miliband (Haverstock comp - 3 B's and a D)
Jack Straw (Brentwood, private boarding)
Jacqui Smith (Dyson Perrins, comp)
Des Browne (St Michaels, Kilwinning, Catholic Scottish)
Alan Johnson (Sloane Grammar, Chelsea - state selective)
Hilary Benn (Holland Park comp)
Wee Dougie Alexander (Park Mains High, state Scottish and United World Colleges, private - scholarship)
John Hutton (Westcliff High, state selective)
Harriet Harman (St Pauls Hammersmith, private)
Peter Hain (Pretoria Boys High School, private)
James Purnell (Royal Grammar, Guildford - private)
Paul Murphy (West Monmouth school - state selective when he went there - it's actually a spin-off of the private Monmouth school)
Ruth Kelly (Millfield prep, Sutton Girls High and Westminster - all private)
Hazel Blears (Wardley Grammar School - state selective)
Geoff Hoon (Nottingham High School - private)
Ed Balls (Nottingham High School - private) Ed Miliband (Haverstock comp)
Andy Burnham (St Aelred's Roman Catholic High School - Catholic comp)
Shaun Woodward (Bristol Grammar School - private)
Cathy Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland (unknown - anyone know ?)
Yvette Cooper (Eggar's School, state comp)
So of the 21 our of 22 members of Gordo's cabinet we know about
9 went to public school
4 to selective grammar schools - the schools they don't want your kids to go to
2 to Scottish state-funded schools - which are generally much more internally competetive than English schools
6 went to comprehensives - and of these, two were the sons of an eminent professor (admittedly a Marxist), one the son of a Cabinet minister (admittedly a Marxist lunatic). Yvette Cooper is the daughter of the chairman of the British Nuclear Industry Forum and former general secretary of the Prospect trades union.
Only Andy Burnham and Jacqui Smith could be said to have risen from ordinary families to cabinet status via the comprehensive system.
Ain't the Labour classless society wonderful ?