Class

Education – not social class – is the biggest factor in British pay gap

19 September 2018 17:51

The National Centre for Social Research’s held an ‘The Class Ceiling’ yesterday where attendees included Sky’s Lewis Goodall. He tweeted…

The Spectator at war: Knowing one’s place

10 October 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 10 October 1914: As we go on in life we do, as a rule, learn our place…

Someone rid us of these ridiculous trousers!

28 July 2014 12:39

I think that we have reached the peak of the red trouser craze. A well-heeled reader sends this snap (above) from…

Women in Parliament group serve ‘Eton Mess’ at Speaker’s House lunch

14 July 2014 16:14

The Speaker’s House hosted the launch of ‘Women in Parliament’, a cross-party initiative to get more women into parliament, today.…

If you want social mobility, teach kids at the bottom end to write thank you letters

11 July 2014 11:34

Last week’s readers tea party at The Spectator was a delight. You always suppose that the people you’re writing for…

Julie Bindel goes to Hay-on-Wye and comes back with trench foot

28 May 2014 15:50

I am trudging around a field in the middle nowhere with mud up to my genitals. The joining instructions for…

Class warriors and unpaid mercenaries

28 March 2014 17:22

Class war. It’s not very classy, is it? But it’s Labour’s big thing at the moment, the class-of-politicians-crisis, which it…

David Davis should be in Cabinet – or at least in government

17 March 2014 10:21

Class never quite goes away as an issue for the Tories, for the simple and sufficient reason that it matters.…

My January diet and detox – anything to stay in the middle class

9 January 2014 15:20

Like many of you folks out there, I’m currently engaged in the thinly-disguised admission of alcoholism that is ‘Dry January’.…

Tories are a ‘trust fund failure away’ from understanding ordinary voters, says Tory MP

17 December 2013 13:11

Home truths hurt the most when they come from your own side. Mr S was gabbing with a backbench Tory…

Why do we cringe at the term ‘third class’?

20 October 2013 16:20

Alas, it looks like the return to third class travel won’t happen. The papers had got terrifically excited about what…

The name game

12 August 2013 13:59

The ONS have published its list of popular names, and so it’s time for that annual ritual of debating whether…

Roddy Doyle: I’m a middle class person commenting on working class life

6 August 2013 13:09

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He first came to prominence with his debut novel The Commitments, which…

Writers in a state of fear

21 May 2013 11:51

A State of Fear, Joseph Clyde’s new thriller*, stands out for many reasons. Thrillers only work if they are thrilling,…

David Davis and the Tories’ class war

4 May 2013 13:41

To the relief of Conservative Campaign Headquarters, relatively few Tory MPs have taken the opportunity of the County Council election…

Benedict Cumberbatch takes over the world

1 May 2013 15:09

What do you do if you wake up to discover your colleagues implying that you have it easy? If you’re…

The workers united will never be defeated…

4 April 2013 15:16

There’s a BBC website where you can find out what class you are, according to new criteria drawn up by…

The renewal of the class system

3 April 2013 16:30

Fun can be had by playing with the BBC’s new class calculator. The calculator, which was designed with the help of…

George Monbiot joins the bourgeoisie

26 December 2012 18:42

They always manage to pull something special out of the hat at Christmas, over at the Guardian. Last year it…

Will ‘plod-gate’ make voters more sceptical of class-based political attacks?

23 December 2012 14:47

The Andrew Mitchell story has always been about class. If all Mitchell was alleged to have said was ‘you supposed…