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The case for a wild card

Recruiting from a broader range of social backgrounds is good for business as well as society

By Hashi Mohamed  

Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Should this group be more diverse? © Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/PA Images

In the summer of 2007, I had an idea that changed my life. I had just left university and was unsure what my future would look like—but I had an inkling. It could either be a safe job in the civil service, legal profession or even journalism.

Whatever it was, it was going to be very different to my past. I came to this country as a nine-year-old child…

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