But just 16 per cent of White British pupils eligible for free school meals leave school with adequate qualifications to even apply for university. This cannot be explained away by the odd family member making snitty comments.
Whether you see the glass as still half-empty, rather than half-full, the question we all face is the same one. If we are starting from here, now, can we imagine again a sense of the future that we do want to share?
First, Islamist extremism will use woke like a human shield. Then, once it has exhausted its purpose, it will cast aside, like that LGBT flag last Saturday.
Like any tool, civil rights law and be used for good or ill. Parts of the left are committed to wielding it as a sword; conservative should be prepared, as Kemi Badenoch said of the UK’s Equality Act, to use it as a shield.
For three years, ethnic minority kids, in France as elsewhere, have been told that society is rigged against them, and that any failures in their lives are products of institutional racism.
Above all, they shouldn’t become preoccupied with Woke to the exclusion of everything else. This is the trap that many Labour backbenchers and much of the Left is falling into.
It is the product of cynical collusion between the Opposition and third-sector activists to entrench the latter’s power over public services.
I urge conservatives from all backgrounds not to not be cowed by the Twitter-warriors and the Left’s outrage mob, to support each other and speak up when necessary and most of all to follow the evidence. We have everything to fight for.
That he will be in post during the Coronation in May tells an important story about change in Britain across the generations.
It seldom occurs to this author that the best way to deal with fashionable absurdities is to laugh at them, and trust in the public’s common sense.
From vaccine take-up to underlying conditions, the pandemic showed how far we are from health equality.
The Government gains from her making a Tory case on disparities, which too few of her colleagues are willing to do.
Zahawi must act to prevent “ideological race materials” being rolled out in schools by left-wing councils and others.
Policymakers should be asking themselves whose quality of life worsens thanks to the current unplanned mess.