What I keep going back to is one factual piece of information.
One in Seven of the adult UK population are to a greater or lesser extent functionally illiterate.
This impacts upon jobs, poverty levels, adult education, affordable social housing, a lack of skilled workers, which, in turn, moves on to the issue of immigration quotas, and thus makes for an ill informed population which relies upon mass media to form their political opinions.
Though that’s not the end of the problem.
For while many people moan about university education loans, we still find there is zilch money available for adult literacy classes.
Very clearly we are in a social mess.
It can not be solved until we no longer have 14.2 % of the population unable to write or read.