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Nick Clegg challenged on social mobility hypocrisy

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has come under fire over his plan to improve social mobility, with Labour claiming it is "mission impossible" with him at the helm.

Newsnight's Gavin Esler asked Mr Clegg if there is a level of hypocrisy at play since the careers of both he and the prime minister have benefited considerably from who they know, as well as what.

Watch the interview in full on Newsight on Tuesday 5 April 2011 at 10.30pm on BBC Two and then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.


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