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Sunak’s elevation makes the great offices less representative of the public in terms of educational background. Whereas Javid, famously a bus-driver’s son, went to a state school, Sunak was head boy at Winchester, the elite public school so ancient (1382) it sneers on Boris Johnson’s Eton (1440) as a recent upstart. Across the cabinet, state-school numbers have dropped from nine of 23 to seven of 22. In the real world, 93% of Britons go to state school.

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