Today Alan Milburn publishes a report showing that kids from more affluent familes tend to do better in society. Gee Alan, thanks for that remarkable insight.
In other news this morning, bears were seen doing number twos in the wood.
The measures Milburn proposes to solve this are to introduce more regulations and highly statist in tone. For example, universities will be told to assess family backgrounds before awarding places. It's 'quotas' by another name.
This is disappointing from a man we had been led to believe was capable of original thought.
Perhaps Gordon Brown would have done better to have asked Iain Duncan Smith to write the report.