Class and Advancement

A Great British Illusion

“I know my class. And I wouldn’t want to go above it.” He explained, yet added (the largely disproven): “at least in this country it’s possible to move above your class and advance yourself.”

My Dad was born in the East End of London, he left school at 15 and spent the rest of his working life holding various factory jobs. I’ve always called him Daddy — clumsily transplanted…