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12 Oct, 6 tweets, 4 min read
@JolyonMaugham @JaidevRamya Goldsmith is fascinating. I was an Eton scholar around the same time. Eton actually (shoot me) gets a bad rep and not all of it is deserved. There is a massive scholarship programme and lots of bursaries. And some of the cleverest people I've ever met were in college (scholars)
@JolyonMaugham @JaidevRamya But whilst Eton has produced a fields medal winner, countless academics, alas Boris Johnson, there are many like goldsmith with a total lack of insight into their abilities. To get mediocre A levels and an I'm guessing with wiki ing him 2.1 from durham despite all his advantage..
@JolyonMaugham @JaidevRamya Is so deeply unimpressive.

But you are wasting your breath. Without his privilege he would have been a middle manager in telecoms company. And that's fine. He might even have been happier.
@JolyonMaugham @JaidevRamya But and this is key.

He thinks himself equal to jolyon from a legal perspective or Neil Ferguson from an epidemiological perspective etc. He and Zak are the worst type of Etonians..he genuinely believes his views are widely heard because he has earned his audience
@JolyonMaugham @JaidevRamya Rather entirely due to his position as a goldsmith.

Actually some decent people have come out of Eton. There is 250 in every year and many make good contributions to society but there are too many like Ben whose embarrassing hot takes on science and self belief are terrible
@JolyonMaugham @JaidevRamya He will never change though.

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