Toby Young Toby Young

Britain’s upper class is now too snobbish to speak its name

The more unequal we get, the less we want to talk about it

[Photo by Jimmy Sime/Getty Images]

Last week, YouGov conducted a poll in which people were asked to judge how middle class the party leaders are. Ed Miliband was the winner, with 45 per cent deeming him ‘middle class’, compared with 39 per cent who thought him ‘upper class’. David Cameron was the clear loser. Only 15 per cent judged him ‘middle class’, against 77 per cent who thought him ‘upper class’.

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