Old Boys Network
If I remember correctly Kim Philby got his job on the say so of one of the top security Knobs because 'he knew his people'.
It just goes to show how ingrained this kind of thing is and how so many of the top jobs go to those in 'favour' 'friends' 'advisors' etc
They try and tell you this kind of thing doesn't happen but increasingly in the upper echelons this is being promoted. Jobs for the Boys, old school tie, friend of the family, mates....
To top it all they are trying to select Tony Blairs son to stand for a Labour safe seat in the next election.
Nepotism at its worst especially when you consider Kinnocks son has also got into the act.
They are all at it, establishment established practices.