Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, proposed yesterday that universities should be made to favour promising state school applicants over private school applicants, even if the latter had better grades, as a remedy for the lack of social mobility in Britain.
In response, Dr Tim Hands, Master of Magdalen College School in Oxford, described the plan as an ‘old-style communist creation of a closed market’ which would be a betrayal by 'privileged politicians' of the 'many parents (who) make huge sacrifices in order to get the best possible education for their children.'
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable has been branded a 'socialist' and unfit for office by Tory government advisor Adrian Beecroft. Mr Beecroft, who according to the Sunday Times rich list is worth more than £100,000,000 and has homes in London and Oxfordshire and an extensive collection of vehicles, including several Aston Martins, has proposed doing away with 'unfair dismissal' laws which protect employees against being sacked where no fault has been identified against them. Vince Cable described the recommendations as 'bonkers', saying there was no need for the government to 'scare the wits out of workers'. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph today Mr Beecroft said of Mr Cable, 'I think people find it very odd that he’s in charge of business and yet appears to do very little to support business.'
Posted by Andrew at 23:03