The last 12 years have seen a reduction in social mobility. What have they being doing all this time? And who is going to believe that they are going to be any different in future.
He also said "Opportunity and reward cannot be hoarded at the top and it is not enough to protect people at the bottom." Thats telling them. So ignore those at the bottom, in a desperate attempt to court the better off voters.
The prime minister said Labour would create "more middle class jobs than ever before". Mr Brown added that in the next decade, only 10% of jobs will be unskilled - the "biggest number of middle class jobs in our history". He said he would achieve this through education and that a target would be set of 75% of people aged under 30 to have access to either university or technical college.
If we can't afford to have 50% students now, where is the money coming from for 75%? And what about the people who want to learn something more practical, will there be no need for plumbers/electricians/carpenters/mechanics etc? What happened to those green jobs in insulating buildings, building renewable sources of energy. Planning like that is why we have needed so many skilled people from other countries. Maybe he needs an education.
In February 2009, the Economist magazine announced that over half the world's population now belongs to the middle class, as a result of rapid growth in emerging countries. It characterized the middle class as having a reasonable amount of discretionary income, so that they do not live from hand to mouth as the poor do. This allows people to buy consumer goods, improve their health care, and provide for their children’s education.Clearly they need help, Gordon to the rescue.
Could this be a cynical attempt to go for the majority of voters? Trying to out Tory the Tories will never work, he is no Blair, and we all stopped believing Blair anyway.