The programme argues that the system is such now that comprehensive education is now far less likely to produce someone capable of being better than Cameron, not that there are better people being overlooked due to some upper-crust conspiracy.
I dont buy that. As with all life , people buy people, and no amount of education can make a false dullard a leader. You need to have that x factor to get your peers to elect you leader. MP's vote for vote winners to lead them.
Now more than ever its personality that makes the difference between a leader like Blair and a dullard like Brown.
So you don't think it was the education that Cameron, Clegg, Osborne, Blair etc received that gave them the advantage over their poorer peers? Do you think they are genetically superior and just happened to go to a £30k private school by coinicidence (this is a common theme amongst private school boys I know)? Or do you just have no problem with inequalities like this and parliament not representing it's population?
Like I said, I figured you would have no problem with this. Btw, I wasn't making a party political point over this. I reckon there are thousands of tories from less affluent backgrounds who are aspirational and would disagree strongly with you as well. Thatcher for one, which is acknowledged in the programme.
Bridget went to a comp btw but went to Oxford (essential nowadays). but it would have been a hundred times more difficult for her than for your tory chums.
Well your probably better educated than my good self, yet I can hold a discussion without resorting to jibes, something you have trouble with and I can stay composed and discuss the facts, and get them right.
The facts are, you mislead us in your opening post. You said 70% of MP's are privately educated when the truth is the figure is around 47%
That means the majority of the house of commons is made up from "normal" people that went to comp then uni. (Like Bridget). And just like Maggie would have done were she going through education today.
I am just at ease with an Etonian Prime Minister as I am with say an ex Teacher, Plumber or Grocers daughter.
The bottom line for me is whether I think they are up to the job and have a vision to move the country forward.
The truth is you have watched a sensationalised documentary, then spewed the same sensational story without checking your facts.
Your argument is full of holes, mis-information and theories that are plain stupid.
You have large chips on your shoulders about people with money, however I guess like Dianne Abbott or Blair, you are one of these that talks a good socialist game, while choosing a nice shiny private education for your own children. (now or future).
Clearly absent-minded to just think corruption is not an issue especially with the ruling class, unbelievable.
If your views are trying to suggest your some middle-class conservative throughout your life, then you're deluded, epitomised by your half-hearted attempts to spice up your life.
From a taxi driver.