Monday, September 15, 2008

Humble Beginnings?

"Seven female cabinet ministers have talked about their struggles in their twenties, in an interview with a women's magazine. [ ] Company magazine editor Victoria White said it showed that successful women could make it from "humble beginnings".

Ruth Kelly - She was privately educated at Sutton High School. She returned to England where she won a scholarship to the Westminster School to take her A-levels. She went on to Queen's College, Oxford where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, graduating in 1989, and then to the London School of Economics gaining an MSc in Economics in 1992.

Tessa Jowell - educated at the independent St Margaret's School for Girls in Aberdeen, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Harriet Harman - educated at the famous independent St Paul's Girls' School and the University of York, where she gained a BA in Politics.


Letters From A Tory said...

Yer, life must have been such a bitch for them.

xoggoth said...

"Home Secretary Jacqui Smith remembered cleaning toilets on a ferry so she could go to the Glastonbury festival"

Sounds a most suitable occupation for her.

Mark Wadsworth said...

That education was clearly wasted on them. You could say much the same for the Cameroons.

Anonymous said...

It's only fair to point out that some NuLab types really did come from humble beginnings - an example would be Jack Straw, who won a scholarship to a good independent school (Brentwood), under the Direct Grant Scheme.

What's that? Labour abolished it, you say?

You mean they pulled up the ladder after they'd got their bit?

Say it ain't so.