This is insulting to those from "unconventional" backgrounds in its assumption that they cannot be "top flight". A few MPs (John Major claims to be one) have made it to the top with "unconventional" backgrounds; and many more fail to do so because they have suffered educational, economic and cultural disadvantage all their lives.
Twenty years ago it was almost impossible to get into university if you came from the "lower" occupational groups; if you added the disadvantage of being black then it was a miracle. Luton is playing its part in helping a better mix of "top-flight" individuals to make their mark.
Professor Alison Assiter
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