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Our public life is built on it—so why does nobody in Britain talk about nepotism?

The truth is that the British public laps up this sort of stuff, whether it's inherited monarchy or acting dynasties

By Caspar Salmon  

Lawrence Fox and Prince Harry have been in the news for very different reasons. But there is something they have in common. Photo: PA

On Thursday of last week, a man from a rich and well-connected family went on Question Time and suggested that racism is not really a problem in the United Kingdom. Then, on Sunday, another man from a rich and well-connected family went on television to make a statement about his reasons for abandoning his royal responsibilities. Barely acknowledged in the media brouhaha around both stories is the…

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