Maggie Pagano talks to Robert Halfon, Conservative MP and chair of the Education Select Committee, about why white working class boys and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds are being failed by a neglectful and muddled education policy, underachieving from early years in school through to GCSE, A levels and university entry.

Halfon hits back at critics who have accused him of stoking a culture war because of  the report’s reference to the spread of “white privilege” terminology which the committee claims is holding back a generation of white working class pupils.