I was representing myself at the count for the Borough elections on Saturday with my worthy team and, along with most other representatives for their respective parties, I found that most of the Conservatives were being thoroughly pleasant.
However, there were a couple of bad apples amongst their ranks who made no attempt to disguise their contempt for the ‘lower orders’.
I’m afraid I must seem incredibly irksome by not ‘knowing my place’ in their eyes, but I actually do know my place, and it doesn’t fit in with their privileged fantasies of how the order of things should be. I’m afraid deference is going out of fashion! Funnily enough, it seems to be going out of fashion at the same rate as education, aspiration and self confidence are coming back into fashion.
I’m proud to be working class. I believe with certainty that nobody is inferior to me until they give me good reason to convince me that they are – and these reasons are all based on common decency. The mannerisms and sneering attitude displayed at the Town Hall that day did well to convince us all exactly who the ‘inferior’ people were.
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