Social immobility is built into the way Britain lives and learns

Class is nowadays basically a function of income. It can’t respond to some quick-fix Cameron initiative or Clegg internship. Divisiveness will get worse because the political economy of Britain is structurally inept at generating and redistributing wealth across the human landscape. The only real aid to upward mobility is income and growth. That is why the last thing Cameron should have done was put up VAT.

It’s an uphill struggle to provide equality of opportunity.