The incleasingly gaff prone Clegg was forced to admit it was "wrong" that his own career had been boosted by his dads connections when he was starting out. His father got him an internsip at a bank and his first job in politics.
This was revealed while the deputy prime minister was announcing a drive to end unpaid internships. Oops.
Internships are indeed a way that social mobility has been reduced, only the wealthy can afford for their children to do this.
In some respects we are a meritocracy, where people are judged on their own talent not who their parents know. But there are too many cases where this is not happening.
There has long been suspicions that Cameron was given a job at Tory central office after a phone call from a relative in the palace.
Cutting benefits for the poorest in society while the richest avoid tax with loopholes will only make it worse. Labour were delighted that the rich got richer so they are no alternative.
The Greens support the equality trust who have done important research on this. Its to societes benefit that we are more equal.
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