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.