"Um... PPE"

PPE stands for Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Oxford University was the first to offer this interdisciplinary degree, which is a popular choice among aspiring politicians. The current British Prime Minister, David Cameron, studied PPE at Oxford, as did the Labour leader Ed Miliband, his brother David (the former Foreign Secretary), William Hague (the Foreign Secretary), Peter Mandelson and many other current and former MPs.

Recently some people have begun to question whether electing large numbers of politicians with degrees in PPE is necessarily a good thing, or whether people with experience outside of politics should be encouraged to stand for the House of Commons.