Gordon Campbell has written a great post on the Paula Bennet’s welfare reform working group.
I think it’s important, if deeply disturbing, to gain an insight into the views of the group members. This is a quote from one of the ‘experts’ Peter Saunders:
“Britain looks surprisingly like a society divided into classes on the basis of talent.[!] The pattern of social mobility is broadly consistent with what should happen in a perfectly open society with recruitment based solely on intelligence. The second conclusion is that we do not need to do IQ tests to find evidence supporting the link between social class and intelligence. The close approximation between what would happen under open competition and what does happen in Britain indicates that ability probably does coincide to a large extent with class positions. This lends strong support to Mr Murray’s claim of a link between low average intelligence and low class position.”
A bit of Nietsche’s superman anyone?