social mobility

The Tories must regain their lost momentum on social policy

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour party is coming to resemble a drunk trying to get home on a bike.…

Did my father predict the populist revolts of the last year?

8 April 2017 9:00 am

I’ve just made a programme for Radio 4 about the populist revolts that swept Britain and America last year. Were…

What’s (still) wrong with meritocracy

17 September 2016 9:00 am

‘It is highly unlikely the Prime Minister has read the book,’ my father harrumphed, commenting on the appropriation of the…

Why bringing back grammar schools won’t help social mobility

13 August 2016 9:00 am

By rights, I should be one of those Tories who is passionately in favour of grammar schools. After all, I…

Cameron's sinister purge of the posh

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Should employees be judged by their parents’ income?

France can’t build its own new nuclear power stations, let alone ours

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Amid all the turmoil in global energy markets, we should not lose sight of the UK power programme that we’re…

How to help black boys afraid of ‘acting white’

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Black British boys are being held back by fear of betraying their background. Immigrant children know how to deal with that

The best way to end the ‘poshness test’

20 June 2015 9:00 am

There’s a warning buried in the detail of the new report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission on…

You can’t force low-income people to go to an art gallery or the theatre if they don’t want to

28 February 2015 9:00 am

I went last week to see the justly praised production of Wagner’s The Mastersingers at English National Opera, and I…

Maybe it’s a problem when all artists are like James Blunt. But it’s worse when Labour MPs are like Chris Bryant

24 January 2015 9:00 am

What should we do with James Blunt? This is what I have been asking myself. And I am not looking…

Why tomorrow’s parents won’t want their children to go to university

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Why being a graduate is about to lose its prestige

Justine Greening interview: 'It's about understanding what it's like to start from scratch'

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Justine Greening says that the Conservatives will not win big until they really home in on social mobility

Letters: How IQ is handed down

3 August 2013 9:00 am

IQ and social mobility Sir: It seems not to have occurred to our leaders that ability is not evenly distributed…