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With perfect timing, a new play debunks the idea that the Conservative elite no longer think they were born to rule

By Michael Coveney   May 2010

Posh: the class war is not dead, but festering

In the month of the general election, Laura Wade’s new drama Posh will be dogging the political debate like the hound of the Baskervilles, or at least the hound in the theatre stalls. The play is at the Royal Court in London until 22nd May. It will be an unwelcome reminder for top-ranking Tories David Cameron and George Osborne (not to mention Boris Johnson), of their membership of the exclusive Bullingdon Club at Oxford University, where drinking till you fell over and trashing the place was the minimum requirement—as well as…

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