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Why can’t we talk about social mobility?

Charities and political parties are preventing hard questions from being asked

By Emran Mian  

Alan Milburn's report draws harsh conclusions about the state of British society

Alan Milburn is no longer acting like a politician. Rather than making commitments himself, he is now in the business of holding politicians to theirs—specifically on child poverty and social mobility. The Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission, which he chairs, published their second “state of the nation” report this week and it’s time, they said, for some honesty.


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