Last night Guardian hack Amelia Gentleman Tweeted
Two-thirds of the new cabinet ministers, so far, educated at independent schools. Compares to 38% of Brown's last cabinet #ge2010Then this:
Three quarters of new cabinet come from Oxbridge, according to Sutton Trust, compared to 36% from Oxbridge in Brown's last cabinet. #ge2010
Funnily enough, Amelia 'Milly' Gentleman attended St Pauls Girls' school, (and then Oxbridge, I think). She happens to be married to Jo Johnson (Eton then Oxford - not that you'd get him throwing stones at glass houses).
Now Guardian Comment editor Seamus Milne (son of BBC DG Alastair Milne and ex Winchester and Bailiol) just used Wato to trot out the latest attack on the "most elitist Government+ most socially unrepresentative Parliament since the '1930s."
These class ridden attacks say more about those that make them than the people they attack. What would these people say if 70% of the Cabinet had been to the worst performing university in the country, rather than one of the best. Would that be a good thing? Frankly, anyone who believes that a Cabinet packed full of graduates from the University of East London would be a good idea needs psychological treatment. Most normal people are quite happy that the people who seek to govern the country are well educated.