Clegg unveils drive for social mobility

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg has promised to “open the doors of opportunity” in a launch of policies meant to improve social mobility.

They include setting up a commission to tackle the issue, increasing access to pre-school education, spending £2.5bn on the pupil premium, extra money for those from deprived backgrounds, by 2014/15 and bringing professionals and high-profile speakers into state schools to discuss their career tracks.

Clegg said: “A fair society is an open society where everybody is free to flourish and where birth is never destiny.” But he faced charges of hypocrisy on the issue of unpaid internships, which he benefited from himself. Clegg said that he was wrong to have employed an unpaid intern in the past.

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