Sound advice about the greasy pole

Samira Ahmed attends a journalism conference where one of the themes is  how to encourage more state school pupils to enter the profession:

Guto Harri made perhaps the most helpful comment of the morning panel discussion. Referring to the public school and Oxbridge background of many figures in public life he urged the audience in reporting on and interviewing the powerful, whether in politics or business, to develop their own confidence and stand their ground. “Don’t be intimidated by people who’ve been trained to be confident.”

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