Monday, December 04, 2017

Social mobility board quitting is vote of no confidence in government

Responding to the news that all four members of the board of the government's Social Mobility Commission have stood down, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:

"This is a serious vote of no confidence in the government's policies.

"Brexit is sucking all the life out of government so that it has no time or energy to address inequality and lack of opportunity for young people.

"Alan Milburn and his team were taken seriously by the coalition, helping to drive forward policies like the pupil premium.

"Now ministers are too preoccupied by internal infighting and Brexit to tackle social injustice."

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