Monday, 25 January 2021
The furore over reopening the schools offers an insight into why large numbers of people with second or third generation professional or managerial careers continue to identify as working-class.
When the Government was threatening to take state schools to court for trying to move teaching online for one week, then the private schools had already broken up, as they would have done by then even if Covid-19 had never existed.
And when the Government ordered the state schools back for one day, then that was at least a week before the private schools would ever have gone back, again even if there had never been any Covid-19.
To Boris Johnson, or Keir Starmer, or Ed Davey, all 94 per cent of us from state schools are a single proletariat. So we may as well act as one.