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Rod Liddle: Put a limit on jobs for all the toffs and give us plebs a chance

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Sun writer Rod Liddle wrote his column citing data from our Leading People report.

IT’S always good for a laugh when politicians talk about the “classless society”.

John Major did it — so did Tony Blair and David Cameron.

It’s never been true and they all know it’s never been true. An easy little phrase to keep the plebs happy — even though the plebs know the dice have been loaded. Always have been.

But the latest news is that things are getting even worse. We are no more equal a society than we were 70 years ago. Less equal.

You might have noticed this just from watching dramas on TV. The lead actors are not the working-class kids made good you might have seen in the shows of the 1960s and 1970s.

These foppish little monkeys speak with cut-glass accents and they are very well bred indeed. The likes of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Damian Lewis — they all attended the top public schools.

In fact, a recent study suggested that 42 per cent of Bafta winners were privately educated. Whereas only about seven per cent of the population attend private schools.

Read his full column here. Read the Sun’s news coverage of our report here.