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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Someone else's turn to be called a hypocrite. Makes a change..

There's a great piece over at The New Statesman blog by Laurie Penny about how the rich have an inbuilt advantage over others into getting their children into Oxbridge. Prompted bt the Willetts debacle yesterday, it's very thought provoking.

However, Laurie - as she freely acknowledges - went to private school - and then Oxford. And so the comments section is full of people shouting hypocrite at her.

As I've blogged before, what is a person meant to do if they want to make the world a better place- but have got to where they can do something about life's unfair imbalances through the benefit of those same advantages. Would we rather they sat on their hands?

Hats off to Laurie I say.

Laurie Penny. Nick Clegg. Two peas in a pod. Who'd have thought it.

(Probably not her!)

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