UK: Let’s restrict the number of privately educated people in Britain’s elite

UK: Let’s restrict the number of privately educated people in Britain’s elite

A quota system would redress the woeful under-representation of state-educated people in our establishment, and improve the quality of our government.

British politics have seen many intriguing subplots in recent years, none more striking than the terrifying mediocrity of our establishment. Consider the facts: most commentators have been fantastically wrong about every major political event; we could end up with three prime ministers in the space of three years; and nobody thought it might be a good idea to put a plan in place in the event of Britain voting to leave the EU. And these are just the first things that spring to mind.

Sure, Britain isn’t uniquely awful in this regard – Emmanuel Macron, France’s robot prince, is also plummeting in the polls, for example – but it is worth asking why our nation has been cursed with such incompetent rulers, and what the hell can be done about it.

 

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/07/restrict-privately-educated-britains-elite-quota

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