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Thread #80050 Message #1455613
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
08-Apr-05 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Can we discuss the Class system in UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Can we discuss the CLass system in UK?
Apart from a few leftover "Upper class twits", we are pretty classless these days. I would go as far as to say more so than the US. There are few golf clubs, or country clubs in the UK which would freeze out a plumber or a taxi driver these days.
However there is one hangover from the past as Giok says, and that is the reverse snobbery of certain people who have not yet lost the old "Us and Them" habit.
Most of us realise that you can't have jobs without employers, and that essentially workers and bosses have the same objectives. The only bone of contention is finding the balance between the employers' wish to cut down wage costs, and the workers' desire to achieve the best possible standard of living.
The argument as to where that balance lies is now probably the last vestige of the old class system remaining.