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Inequality in Britain isn’t down to class but brains. But the left wants to make it something else.

Maybe Ms. King from my previous post should read this. Bet she hasn’t.  She more then likely reads the Guardian and believes it all.  (for folks in USA, the Guardian is a very far LEFT paper.)

I won’t post all of this here but it is an interesting editorial. 

It has been claimed by many that the Brit PM and his party I should add, have been playing the class thing as though those less fortunate in lower incomes say, are there mostly because they are not being given the opportunities to better schools, jobs etc.  The process didn’t start with the PM I don’t think although Lyndon can fill that in for me.  I think the former street brawler who was the Deputy PM under Tony Blair, John Prescott, had a lot to do with that. Long story I’ll muddle if I try and go into all of it. 

Then we have Harriet Harman (referred to as Harperson) the minister of equality. She wants everything to be equal and everyone to be included.
She comes from a very posh very wealthy background, I have read.  What is it about rich folks who want to fit right in there and be one of the poor?
Being on good terms with ppl is fine but when you go so far as to try and drop your natural accent exposing a good education and start talking less posh just to “fit in with working class folks” well, says a lot doesn’t it?  I can not think of a conservative that would think that way. Least I hope not. Seems to be an affliction of the left.


By far the best predictor for income and status is your IQ at 10 or 11, rather than your social class,

By Alasdair Palmer

The National Equality Panel, set up by the Government to examine inequality in Britain, published its findings last week. And surprise, surprise: it found that there is a lot of inequality in Britain. People from poorer backgrounds do not usually achieve as much as people from richer ones.

That this is a basic fact of life in the UK is certainly true – although it is not true, as the NEP report claims, that we are significantly more unequal than most other Western countries. The differences are marginal. Even in the places it cites as egalitarian utopias, Sweden and Denmark, it is still the case that who your parents are has a very significant effect on how your life works out.

Indeed, no country anywhere comes close to the egalitarian ideal of ensuring that everyone, irrespective of their background, has exactly the same chance to succeed. And there is a very straightforward reason: people everywhere care more about themselves and their immediate families than they care about everyone else. We all devote our efforts and ingenuity to promoting our own and our families’ interests rather than those of “society as a whole”; when the two conflict, we prioritise the former. That’s why every attempt to achieve a society in which each person is treated in exactly the same way not only requires state coercion of the most extreme kind, but also always ends in abject failure.

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