The debate has been too narrowly focussed. We should reject the snobbery that assumes the only route to social mobility runs through university - as if there is only one pathway to success writes Ed Miliband in a speech on social mobility at the Royal Society today.
Then why did Labour spend thirteen years dumbing down exams through grade inflation and opening up thousands of less academic courses from hairdressing to golf course management, in an effort to make sure that 40% of young people went to universities?
No wonder decent people mis-trust our political class. A simple apology would have been appropriate.