It was interesting today to read what we are totally aware of in the uk, that is that privileged classes are privileged, so what’s new? the article went on to say, that those who had attended fee-paying schools included:
• 71% of senior judges
• 62% of senior armed forces officers
• 55% of permanent secretaries (the most senior civil servants)
• 53% of senior diplomats.
Also privately educated were 45% of chairmen and women of public bodies, 44% of the Sunday Times Rich List, 43% of newspaper columnists and 26% of BBC executives. In sport, 35% of the England, Scotland and Wales rugby teams and 33% of the England cricket team also went to private schools. All of these things are well know. in the song/hymn all things bright and beautiful the lines, before they were changed, the 3rd verse read…”The rich man in his castle,The poor man at his gate, God made them high and lowly, And ordered their estate”. It’s always been in the interest of the rich and the ‘Tories at prey’ referring to the Bishops etc, who absent from the list, but most of our Bishops are from Private school too, could the head of the Church of England, the Queen of England, appoint a commoner, no way! The working class should know their place in society, refer back to the hymn ‘All things bright and beautiful.’
When they interviewed a Headmaster of a private school he said something like, “Well…of course we need intelligent people to run the country and be in the top positions, therefore we choose people from Oxford and Cambridge…” yes, but what he didn’t mention is what percent of the Eaton / Harrow population made up the student number at Oxford and Cambridge, nor did he mention the grades that they got/got, somehow there was an inference that Eaton and Harrow plus other privately educated children get better grades than other members of society, is it the case? I’ll bet those students with the highest grades make up a very small percentage of the Oxford and Cambridge student population and yet they still get the top Government positions. It’s a form of ‘racism’ but directed at the less wealthy. “Ohhh it’s so unfair.”