Well, to be fair, who had even heard of them? And a “tsar” no less! This was a commission supposed to foster the ability of people in all walks of life to improve their lot through their skills and achievements. As May put it: “I want Britain to be the world’s great meritocracy – a country where everyone has a fair chance to go as far as their talent and their hard work will allow”.
According to the now ex-chairman of this commission, she did diddly-squat to promote meritocracy:
Alan Milburn, the Government’s social mobility tsar, who has chaired the commission since 2012, said he was quitting after months of “indecision, dysfunctionality and lack of leadership”, adding there was “little hope” of Ms May’s administration delivering a more equal society.
Referring to the Prime Minister’s record on tackling the deep class divides in Britain, the former Labour minister added: “Talking the talk is all very well, but you also need to walk the walk.”
We’re all long past the point of expecting May to accomplish anything herself. She’s a dysfunctional prime minister presiding over an incompetent cabinet desperate to avoid parliamentary scrutiny. Were meritocracy a reality, she and her cronies would be out already.
It’s past time to haul the Tory clown car off to the wreckers.