Sunday, January 30, 2011

Posh and Posher

I enjoyed Andrew Neils 'Posh and Posher' finally catching up with it on iplayer. It's always entertaining to watch posh Etonians try to pretend they're not posh, and to see Old Etonian Tory MP, and son of a former Times editor, Jacob Rees-Mogg announce that he was a man of the people, and then follow it up with a Latin phrase most of the people wouldn't have the slightest clue about, was a rare joy. Neil concluded that the privileged ruling elite from both right and left were dead set against the one reform of education that might open politics and the upper echelons of the state to ordinary people again - the reintroduction of the grammar schools. Of course they're opposed, but thank-you Andrew Neil for your putting the idea briefly in front of us once again.

4 comments:

Will O said...

The conclusion was a bit disappointing, I agree. But it was an interesting documentary all the same, and I too enjoyed the interview with the posh nob. What did the latin phrase mean, out of interest? My state education has failed me.

GM said...

Vox populi vox dei - the voice of the people is the voice of God. Odd phrase, but am assuming it refers to the supremacy of the people, by equating them with God!

GM said...

And the term 'vox pop' obviously comes from the first bit.....

Anonymous said...

Don't mean to butt it, but this 'Will O' guy sounds like a prick. See you on monday Will.