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Thread #166877   Message #4017362
Posted By: Iains
05-Nov-19 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: meritocracy dead in British Politics?
Subject: RE: BS: meritocracy dead in British Politics?
Mitzy A grammar school was selective,taking those who passed an exam at age 11. By contrast a comprehensive took children of mixed ability.The documentary linked suggests something was lost during the change to comprehensive education. This has resulted in the political class again being dominated by those that have received a fee paying education.
This is not a healthy trend in a democracy. Our rulers are turning into a self perpetuating elite.

Mr Rees-Mogg denied any claim he reached his present position by nepotism on the basis his father sat in the House of Lords!