Corbyn to drop social mobility as Labour goal in favour of opportunity for all

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Party leader says idea has failed and calls instead for social justice commission

Jeremy Corbyn is dropping the idea of social mobility as a goal for the next Labour government, saying he would instead create a “social justice commission” with the power to audit policy.

In a shift being billed by Labour strategists as the rejection of 40 years of political consensus, Corbyn will say on Saturday that pursuing social mobility “has failed, even on its own terms”.

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