Read my posts about social mobility, a topic often popular with politicians but where their comments often betray a basic misunderstanding of how the public view the phrase.


Young people talk of benefits Nick Clegg’s social mobility initiative will bring

The Business Compact has got heavyweight backing from firms with a total turnover of over £500 billion. … Read the full post »


A footnote to my praise for Jeremy Browne

In recently praising Jeremy Browne for arguing that the Liberal Democrats must guard against being pigeonholed as only being interested in issues that do not win much public support, I added a caveat about how his broader vision of what the Liberal Democrats should be for (social mobility – yuk) showed how inconsistent senior Liberal Democrats … Read the full post »


Inequality: the latest data on what the public thinks

Last month I blogged about some of the findings from the British Social Attitudes survey, showing how the British public think the income gap in our society is too large but there is only minority support for the government directly redistributing income. Today the latest British Social Attitudes survey is out and its findings paint … Read the full post »