UK faces facts: social mobility is a delusion.

The sad truth is that they are presenting this as though this is news. The riots last summer gave us a glimpse not of hooliganism but rather of the deep abiding social cleavages in the UK.

Alan Milburn, the former Labour health secretary, will tell ministers that despite a huge growth in white-collar work, there is evidence that people from poorer backgrounds and those living outside the south-east of England are being left behind.

Alan Milburn: ‘Threat to new era of social mobility’ | Society | The Observer

 

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