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NorthernLad Apr 3rd 2013 6:16 am

UK 'now has seven social classes'
 
Interesting...if I lived in UK I would be Established Middle Class (which I did not expect).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973

Kix Apr 3rd 2013 6:17 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 

Originally Posted by NorthernLad (Post 10637576)
Interesting...if I lived in UK I would be Established Middle Class (which I did not expect).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973

I was just going to post this.

I got Elite - and I certainly didn't expect that!

So it must be bollocks then!

Beakersful Apr 3rd 2013 6:24 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 
There are three groups of people in the UK because I see where class is regarded it's merely an illusion, a state of mind, for most.

1) The elite, rich and politicians.
2) The "Have's"
3) The "Have not's"

Both 2) and 3) are suffering under 1) but apathy means no one will do what we should have done after WWII, and what the French did a bit before, drag 1) out in the streets and leave us with the two groups to become one.

mikewot Apr 3rd 2013 6:24 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 

Originally Posted by Kix (Post 10637578)
I got Elite - and I certainly didn't expect that!

Yah, me too!

Originally Posted by Kix (Post 10637578)
So it must be bollocks then!

I suspect it's money based :)

Boomhauer Apr 3rd 2013 6:49 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 
What class is Pippa:popcorn:

Scamp Apr 3rd 2013 7:22 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 
Technical middle class
This is a small, distinctive and prosperous new class group.

Bahtatboy Apr 3rd 2013 7:25 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 

Originally Posted by Boomhauer (Post 10637610)
What class is Pippa:popcorn:

Arse class.

Bahtatboy Apr 3rd 2013 7:30 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 
Elite. But only because when I say "class" it rhymes with "arse". The fact that my current job means that I wear safety boots instead of brogues, and a hard hat instead of my navy blue stetson, didn't seem to factor :confused:

The Dean Apr 3rd 2013 7:39 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 
I appear to be Elite..........

Anyway - what the **** is 'PRECARIAT'???

#wordiveneverheardbefore

Bahtatboy Apr 3rd 2013 7:43 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 

Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 10637654)
I appear to be Elite..........

Anyway - what the **** is 'PRECARIAT'???

#wordiveneverheardbefore

Thought it was only me, but didn't want to speak up in case I got moved down a level.

Scamp Apr 3rd 2013 7:44 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 
It seems to be purely based on:

Lots of money + home owner + savings + friend is a scientist + like opera = high level shit.

Alright money + renter + no / little savings + varied friends + gigs = one of the new made up middle ones

shit money + rent + no savings + friends are binmen + interested in playing with your balls = lower classes.

I was expecting something revolutionary.

Kix Apr 3rd 2013 7:49 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10637660)
It seems to be purely based on:

Lots of money + home owner + savings + friend is a scientist + like opera = high level shit.

Alright money + renter + no / little savings + varied friends + gigs = one of the new made up middle ones

shit money + rent + no savings + friends are binmen + interested in playing with your balls = lower classes.

I was expecting something revolutionary.

It's not, its purely money only. Hit over £100k, rent, no friends and never go out.

You're still Elite.

Bahtatboy Apr 3rd 2013 8:02 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 

Originally Posted by Kix (Post 10637665)
It's not, its purely money only. Hit over £100k, rent, no friends and never go out.

You're still Elite.

Yep. And if you earn £99k after taxes (that's what? £160k before tax?), rent a big ****-off flat in Knightsbridge and have over £1m stashed away somewhere, fraternise with CEOs, the odd dean and David Hockney, spend all your time doing arty-farty stuff and saying, "Wouldn't you simply die without Mahler", you get lumped in with Scamp. 'king hell, you're doing awright, mate.

Scamp Apr 3rd 2013 8:06 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10637677)
you get lumped in with Scamp. 'king hell, you're doing awright, mate.

Unbelievable from you.

Scamp; the privately educated, well-heeled, gentleman of country pursuits?

Meow Apr 3rd 2013 8:07 am

Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'
 
I'm 'Elite' as well, but considering you lot are all in there too, it's a bit of a misnomer...

I'd also like to point out that if I am 'privileged' as the survey suggests, it largely because I've worked damn hard and earned it.


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