Accidents of birth

Michael Gove speaking at Policy Exchange

Here is UK Education Secretary Michael Gove:

We want to ensure disadvantage is not destiny. We want liberate children from any accidents of birth or background to determine their own fate.

I agree with that.

I do not understand how it squares with his statement welcoming tougher controls on immigration.  Perhaps some people are more deserving of being liberated from accidents of birth than others?

 

1 thought on “Accidents of birth”

  1. A palpable hit. In all the current welter of mostly ill-informed and mean-spirited comments on immigration, the potential benefits for the migrants and their families are largely overlooked.

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