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Social mobility
 
John Major, who interestingly did more for income equality than any prime minister since the 1970s, commented on the collapse in social mobility. But at least everyone has equal access to education, or maybe not…
 
Never mind, the research actually indicates that far from collapsing, social mobility in the UK has always been rubbish, and points to income inequality and availability of jobs being more important than education…
 
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At least if you’re unemployed, you won’t feel as bad as the Germans – indicating that it’s social pressure not the level of benefits that motivates people back to work…
 
If you have ever had to claim social security/benefits, you could share your story of why it made a difference to you at: