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Britain’s furious social churn

An account of becoming middle class is too pious but worth arguing with, says David Goodhart

By David Goodhart   June 2016

Many jobs such as cleaning and retail are now regarded as being "for failures or foreigners" ©Photofusion/Rex/Shutterstock

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A few months ago, the comedian David Baddiel gave a newspaper interview in which he described himself as lower middle class. As he went to the north London private school Haberdashers’ Aske’s (albeit on a scholarship) and Cambridge University, I thought that was stretching a point and tweeted something…

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