Private school bias is the fault of New Labour
The shrinking odds faced by medical school applicants from state schools have nothing to do with the profession being a ‘closed shop' and everything to do with a dramatic reduction in social mobility under the current Labour regime (‘Aspiring GPs from state schools face shrinking odds', pulsetoday.co.uk/news).
I am a state school-educated GP whose parents are not professionally educated. I find it disturbing that if I were to apply for medical school now my chances of being accepted are dramatically lower than when I actually applied, which was under the tenure of one Margaret Thatcher.
Well done, New Labour. You should be ashamed of yourself, Alan Milburn and your cronies. You are responsible for this, not the profession. It is pathetic that you have had 12 years at the helm and have reduced social mobility. I wonder if New Labour has ever even toyed with the idea of socialism rather than totalitarianism?
From Dr Andy Jones, Hereford