Kevin Pringle cites the Sutton Trust’s analysis of Boris Johnson’s cabinet in the Sunday Times.

“Individually and collectively, the members of Johnson’s government give the definite impression of being over-promoted and over-confident of their abilities.

And that shouldn’t surprise us. From their earliest years, most of them have been trained and tutored to believe that their proper station in life is at the very top, which is the strata of wealth and opportunity they came from in the first place.

As an analysis by the Sutton Trust in July showed, almost two-thirds of Johnson’s cabinet received a private education. Cabinet ministers are nine times more likely to have gone to a fee-paying school for all or part of their secondary education than the general population.”

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