Britain is no guiding light

Regarding Tom McGurk’s article (‘The old party game in which we’re the losers’, 20/2/11), Britain is far from being a technocracy.

26th February, 2011

Regarding Tom McGurk’s article (‘The old party game in which we’re the losers’, 20/2/11), Britain is far from being a technocracy. Apart from the rump of the landed gentry in the House of Lords, the same class still has a foothold in the House of Commons.

As in Ireland, who you know, rather than what you know, still counts for an awful lot in Britain, especially if you were a...

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