Labour has made much of David Cameron's schooling. At every opportunity Eton is mentioned but little, so far, has been said about Nick Clegg's early education. He attended Westminster school, one which some of my English friends say offers a superior education to Eton.
I can't make the comparison because I have no knowledge of either school.
Because both Eton and Westminster have always been seen to be part of the cream of English private schooling, labour feel they can label Gordon Brown the 'common' man. Of course we know that's not true because he also had a very privileged upbringing.
Back in the 50s and 60s few Scots considered private education for their children. The state system provided as good an education as any private school. There was no class divide within the system. Even today in Scotland there are far less children in private education than in England.
Don't be misled. All three of the unionist party leaders were privileged posh boys and continue to be privileged posh men.