I’ve read it and he says
Almost one third of private school pupils get at least three A-grade A-levels versus 7.5% of comprehensive pupils. It is a gap that has doubled since 1998, even though Labour doubled spending on schools.
This is an important point. We can’t blame the university system if our children have already been selectively hobbled by the stage before that - the schools - where they spend four times as long as they do at uni and where they are very much more subject to influence.
Labour Leader Ed Miliband graduated in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) from Oxford and was pretty quickly working for Gordon Brown. His brother David also did PPE at Oxford and was soon advising Tony Blair.
New shadow chancellor Ed Balls also went to Oxford after private school to do - you guessed it - PPE. It was there that he met his wife, the new shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, who also happened to be doing PPE as well.
Wow ! Whatever next ? People who want to be successful politicians and to run the country’s economy work hard at studying politics and economics ! Who’d a thunk that ? Thank goodness the idea hasn’t caught on, 'cause the last thing we’d want is to be operated on by someone who studied medicine. Or to fly in an aircraft designed by people who’d studied engineering. Perhaps if Mrs May had studied politics she’d be making a bit more progress on our behalf with Europe’s, er, political leaders. At least she studied geography, so she probably doesn’t think that there’s anywhere called Nambia.