I'm back. And after a very productive week indeed. The Law Conference went splendidly.
As part of it we had a debate in the Cambridge Union 'This House demands Positive Discrimination for Fair University Access', which I found fascinating. Despite a very diverse range of Sixth Form students there, the overwhelming support was against this sort of measure. What we want in this country is a genuine meritocracy, not the planning of this Government to force us into the sort of country which has the 'right numbers' of different sorts of people in different places. That is not diversity, nor is it healthy. It is the most dangerous sort of state interference which is most open to abuse.