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What Westminster gets wrong about social mobility

Social mobility touches on deeply personal issues of self-understanding, authenticity and identity that policy alone can't address. I would know—I've lived it

By Hashi Mohamed  

The fantasy children’s books author Philip Pullman said once that his single best idea was equipping his human characters with a “daemon” as seen in his trilogy, His Dark Materials. The daemon is an animal: it could be a monkey, a bird, a rat, a snake, or any other creature—and it represents that particular person’s character, a clue to their nature.

A child’s daemon is constantly shifting and assumes different shapes. First it could be a crow, then it could instantly turn into a small fox, or perhaps an even smaller…

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