A class act
We have a class issue here in the UK.
We have serious issues with class and with movement. People will tell me that it doesn’t matter what family you were born into, that you can progress and change.
That is just not true.
I’ll repeat it for the hard of reading. We have a class issue.
Let me put it another way,
75% of Judges have been privately educated
70% of Barristers have been privately educated
70% of Finance Directors of major companies have been privately educated
That’s against a UK average of less than 10%
We have a class issue.
One swallow does not make a summer.
This is not about the rich versus the poor, or the “haves” versus the “have nots”. This is about the ruling elite, a clique, an exclusive club, versus the rest of us.
This is about recruiting and promoting people who are like you and only people who are like you. Sometimes its out of ignorance, sometimes its out of fear of difference, often it’s out of a sense of duty to friends and family. Trust me, I see it every day.
Its not law, it’s just a report. But the more of us who jump up and down, who make a noise about this. The more of us who tackle this issue head on in our own places of work. The more there is a likelihood that something is going to change.
We have a class issue in the UK. There I said it. And the sky didn’t fall in.
I just hope I don’t get a speeding ticket, because the chances of getting off now are slim……….