Equality of Opportunity

Image via WikipediaDeputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has come up with a scheme to help open up top careers to people from less privileged backgrounds. He's arguing that getting on the ladder in many professions is more a case of who you or your parents know rather than ability, suitability and educational achievements.I think that part … Continue reading Equality of Opportunity

Double or quits

Image by Ruth Flickr via FlickrThe real colour of the establishment showed through recently with the absurd claims by Tory grandees Douglas Hogg and Patrick Cormack. Both are claiming that the pay of MPs should be doubled in return for scrapping the second home allowance.Hogg claimed that their pay had fallen so low that it … Continue reading Double or quits