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