14th century proverb.
A new chair and a proposed bill for the Social Mobility Commission that gives it powers to enable it to grow greater in influence.
"The proposed amendments would generate the Social Justice Act 2018 and change the remit to one that is very much proactive. This move is designed to make it capable of getting change to happen by directly influencing legislation as it emerges."
The gauntlet has been thrown down. Will government pick it up?
"The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope."
Claudio in Measure for Measure.
Two events this week marked a turning point in how the thorny issue of social mobility and equality are to be approached in the UK. The democratic process was rolling along regardless of government. Instead, it seems that government is being dragged along reluctantly by the actions of those determined to work for positive change. They are to be applauded for their efforts.
Two things ha…