Tag Archives: Social Mobility

Tristram Hunt’s 1% and the working class young people who are still left behind

“Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because … Continue reading

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Meaningfully rebutting Labour’s tuition fees policy

Like so many other Labour policies, it’s obvious that they have got their sums wrong on their new tuition fees policy. They’d remove up to a third of universities’ fee income without replacing it. But (even) more important than that … Continue reading

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Which school did you attend?

In my adult life I had never come across this question, until I started hanging around the capital’s political/media types. I had occasionally been asked which University I went to but no-body ever enquired about where I got my GCSEs. … Continue reading

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The decline of working-class MPs?

Who are our MPs? I became interested in the question after I read Dave’s post about Disraeli and his blue-collar Toryism, and wondered how many blue-collar MPs there are. Thanks to the House of Commons Library, it proved easy to plot … Continue reading

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Luke’s World: It doesn’t have to be like this

Luke wants to be a vet. But you’ve heard him. He doesn’t think he’ll make it. He doesn’t know how to make it from where he is. He’s fatalistic – he thinks he’ll probably end up like his sister. There … Continue reading

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