Socialist Worker

Toffs pay their way to the top

Issue No. 2301

Are you a toff who isn’t yet quite rich enough to live a life of leisure?

Not to worry.

The best jobs still go to those who go to Oxbridge—and being privately educated makes you three times more likely to get into top universities, an MPs’ report says.

It says that the gap starts to show up before children even go to school. The divide is bigger now than it was in the 1950s.

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

Tue 1 May 2012, 16:40 BST
Issue No. 2301
Share this article

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.