Adventurer Bear Grylls, actor Eddie Redmayne and Bond writer Ian Fleming all have one thing in common. Add Lib Dem leader Jeremy Thorpe, spy Guy Burgess and psychologist Oliver James to the list.Sherlock Holmes actor Jeremy Brett? Socialist writer George Orwell? House actor Hugh Laurie? Got it yet? All these men went to Eton. So the argument that Zac Goldsmith is a carbon copy of Boris Johnson doesn’t really hold water, does it? It’s not the school that you went to but what you do with your life that defines you and character, not money, or the lack of it, decides that.
Update: Peter Benenson who started Amnesty International went to Eton!