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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 6:16 am
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Default 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
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Old Apr 3rd 2013, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
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!
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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.
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I got Elite - and I certainly didn't expect that!
Yah, me too!
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So it must be bollocks then!
I suspect it's money based
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What class is Pippa
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Technical middle class
This is a small, distinctive and prosperous new class group.
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What class is Pippa
Arse class.
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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
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I appear to be Elite..........

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

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I appear to be Elite..........

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

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Thought it was only me, but didn't want to speak up in case I got moved down a level.
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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.
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Default Re: UK 'now has seven social classes'

Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
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.
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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.
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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?
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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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