Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Milburn misses the point on social mobility

Having been a leading figure in the only post-war Labour Government to have overseen an increase in inequality - as LEAP analysis found - Alan Milburn MP's commission today came to the unsurprising conclusion that top jobs "have become more and not less exclusive over time".

As John McDonnell MP said:

"The lack of social mobility is just a symptom of the grotesque inequality gap in our society which New Labour ministers like Alan Milburn caused to widen under their watch."

Milburn's solution? Redistribution of wealth and power? No, he told the BBC, "young people in England should have access to much better careers advice to boost their ambitions". Pure Thatcherism.

John McDonnell MP was interviewed on Channel 4 News about the report:

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