Former Labour Cabinet minister says Sir John Major is right to be shocked that 'elitism' is so entrenched today
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For the first time in a century, today's middle-class children will be ‘worse off than their parents’
Sunday 13 October 2013
A grandmother in her 80s now has a higher average living standard than someone in their 20s who is working, due to high housing costs and poor wages, a government commission will warn this week.
Monday 15 April 2013
Ed Miliband tonight hit back at criticism of Labour's direction under him from Tony Blair and his allies, accusing them of being out of date and out of touch with the public.
Mid Staffs scandal: Patient interests were neglected for years by NHS mangers as hospitals concentrated on cutting waiting times, Sir David Nicholson tells MPs
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Sir David Nicholson accepted that he was “part” of an environment where the leadership of the NHS “lost its focus” and which indirectly led to the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of patients at Stafford Hospital
Thursday 28 February 2013
In October 2010, the Coalition Government confirmed that it would be scrapping the Education Maintenance Allowance scheme in England which had previously encouraged students from less affluent backgrounds to continue their education beyond the age of sixteen.
Monday 15 October 2012
Alan Milburn, the Coalition's social mobility Tsar, has a set of new proposals to help disadvantaged pupils get into University. But has he really thought this through?
Thursday 31 May 2012
Politicians who say they want to break down social barriers have been told to unlock closed-shop professions
Wednesday 30 May 2012
There is an alternative to throwing cash at the problem: affordable childcare
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Adviser urges Cameron to act as cuts push more children below legally binding threshold
Thursday 15 December 2011
Dozens of MPs who left the Commons at the last election have taken jobs in organisations involved in lobbying and have been given passes that give them privileged access to Parliament, an investigation for The Independent has established. Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that one in five of the 79 MPs who have applied for Former Members' Passes after the 2010 election now work for companies or organisations with a possible interest in influencing present MPs.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Child poverty is set to rise "for many years to come" after an "almost certain reverse" in progress to wipe it out, the Government's advisor on social mobility said today.
Monday 24 October 2011
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Thursday 16 June 2011
Former health secretary Alan Milburn has branded the coalition's watered down NHS reforms the "biggest car crash" in the service's history.
Monday 13 June 2011
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Nick Clegg had to own up to some embarrassing truths about his own privileged background yesterday as he launched his campaign to give everyone more equal opportunities in life.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Nick Clegg claimed today that "birth has become destiny" for many youngsters as he set out the Government's strategy to improve social mobility.
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George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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