When social mobility meant something

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August 4, 2011
by Neil Davenport  
Posted in Commentary

"Encouraging social mobility has become a watchword of the political class for the past 15 years or so. Whether it is bribing working-class teens to stay on at school or making internships ‘open to all,’ everybody wants to help ‘the poor’ to help themselves. The death this week of English novelist Stan Barstow is perhaps a reminder of when and why social mobility had real meaning in British society." (08/04/11)


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