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The Guardian’s fight against a ‘class-ridden society’

In a strident editorial yesterday, the Guardian newspaper made the case for hiring people from a wider range of backgrounds: ‘Divisions between academic and vocational education are symptomatic of our class-ridden society’ the left-wing paper preached from its pulpit.

The article then tutted that ‘Four out of the last five education secretaries went to the same university (answers on a postcard please).

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