Meritocracy

John Major is wrong. Far from the current Conservative-led cabinet being overwhelmingly privately educated it is in fact the most representative in history

The former Prime Minister’s recent attack on his own party was nothing more than an elder statesman’s pre-emptive strike

‘Two successful sharp cookies marry and bear sharp cookies: voilà, a self-sustaining upper class based not on historical injustice but merit’

The writer and former Tory minister and the political commentator discuss the genesis of the riots with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson