The Cabinet Office strategy which is something to do with Gordon Brown and his government has released a report showing that people are socially mobile again after decades of stagnation.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s despite the explosion in home ownership and material prosperity young people tended to stay on the same rung of the social class ladder as their parents.
Now, the report goes on to say, we are seeing movement between social classes indicating that social mobility has returned to British society.
Could it, we wonder, be anything to do with people having their houses repossessed and joining traveller communities?
It is harder now to identify somebody’s social class. Income is no indicator and changes in education and community structures have cause traditional class indicators to blur. Other measures, pronunciation, grammar, corrrect punctuation in written communication have all become meaningless. So what defines our class?
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