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How a narrow Oxbridge elite still dominates UK public life: More than 75% of senior judges and half the cabinet attended university

  • More than a third of David Cameron’s cabinet attended a fee paying school
  • A pressure group has urged the fast-tracking of disadvantaged students
  • Britain’s elite still goes to Eton before attending Oxbridge, claims report
  • Only seven percent of the population has been privately educated

‘Britain is still ‘deeply elitist’, with privately-educated pupils and Oxbridge graduates continuing to dominate the top roles in society, a new report warns.

Many of the nation’s judges, politicians, armed forces chiefs, journalists, TV executives and public officials attended fee-paying schools before studying at Oxford and Cambridge.

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission is calling for disadvantaged students from less prestigious universities to be fast-tracked into leading professions to correct the bias.’

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