How the Middle Classes Ruined Britain

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Working-class Tory and Leave-voting comedian Geoff Norcott is on a mission to expose the avocado-munching, middle-class hypocrisy that he believes is ruining Britain. For Geoff, the Brexit vote showed how one group of people have had thing their way for far too long. The middle classes have been living in their bubble pretending to care about the wider society, while all the time working the system to make sure they stay a few rungs up the ladder. Geoff believes a classic example of this can be seen in our schools. Middle class liberals claim to love our comprehensive school system, as it is meant to give everyone an equal start in life. But this is where the frappuccino crowd start to show their true colours as they throw their ethics out of the window and begin to play their games. The Sutton Trust found that the top 500 comprehensive schools in England are highly socially selective, taking just 9.4% of pupils eligible for free school meals - around half the average.

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  • It is with some trepidation that I tell you that I barely endured, let alone enjoyed How the Middle Class Ruined Britain.

    Jul 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Still, full marks for going out and about with a Havering local government officer to catch catchment cheats, and for confronting a drippy Lewisham Labour councillor named Joe Dromey about social housing.

    Jul 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Tthe programme could be seen as the BBC's feeble bid to prove that it's not saturated with well-meaning, left-leaning arty types. Yet [Geoff] Norcott is more questioning than belligerent as he goes about proving his thesis.

    Jul 19, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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