Ms McVey suggested pigeonholing younger Britons into a university education could threaten the “foundations” of UK society. The Conservative Party MP lamented the disappearance of the appreciation of every citizen regardless of their profession. Speaking on the first day of the Blue Collar Conservatism Conference in Mansfield, Ms McVey said: “Particularly when I was growing up, this ability to appreciate everybody for whatever job they did seemed to disappear.
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“Because all of a sudden there was this set target that 50 percent of people had to go to university because that was the only way to go.
“But if you look at a house, it’s just as important that the foundations are right, that the roof is right and the plumbing and the electricity work as is somebody who conveys it properly for you.
“I think we’ve forgotten