Dead Men Left

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

As if by magic

How strange:

After prep school, young Dave, as he was then called, followed in the family tradition and went to Eton.

In a strange twist of fate his headmaster, Eric Anderson, had been Tony Blair's housemaster at Fettes public school, sometimes dubbed the Scottish Eton.

Another strange twist of fate:

Researchers at the London School of Economics found that Britain appeared to have one of the worst records for social mobility in the developed world.

They also concluded that Britons were less likely to break free of their backgrounds than in the past.