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Reality TV needs to be more inclusive for Eton & Oxbridge graduates

A Social Mobility Commission study has discovered that those who really run the UK are woefully under-represented on the only thing that matters to the British public – Talent Shows. As a new season of the X Factor begins on Saturday, Simon Cowell has been forced to admit that very few senior diplomats, civil servants or ‘people like Steve Brookstein’ will be appearing on the programme.

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Posted: Aug 29th, 2014
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Upper classes still being excluded from crap jobs by ‘glass floor’

'give one a job?'Wealthy aristocrats still not getting a fair crack at menial and low-paid positions.

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Posted: Jul 22nd, 2009
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Orang-utan City banker bucks social mobility trend

An orang-utan who rose to become a leading City banker is compelling evidence that low social class is not a bar to success in Britain.

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Posted: Jan 18th, 2009
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