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The social mobility trap

For decades mainstream politicians fixated on education as the way to level the playing field of life. They were wrong

By Tom Clark   Winter Special

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Face it, then fix it. It always sounds like a plausible proposition but when it comes to the question of social mobility, it is an approach that has failed. Nobody could accuse our politicians of being in denial about the entrenchment of privilege. From Major to Cameron by way of Blair, Brown and Clegg, British political leaders would trip…

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