Snobbery

When Did Labour Become a Party of Snobs?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

Somewhere along the line, the party appears to have lost its ability to tap into the fears and aspirations of a part of the electorate, what we may have traditionally thought of as the working class vote... Whether it is policies, communications or candidate selection, Thornberry's tweet has only highlighted a problem that has been growing for a while.

Stop Being Literary Snobs and Embrace Chick-Lit

Ben Mirza | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Literary snobs, the types that actually laugh at Shakespeare comedies, moan something chronic about the popularity of chick-lit, the fact that the genre regularly dominates book charts across the world. There's a reason why these people hate chick-lit, and it's nothing to do with declining standards.

Paying to Be In the Company We Prefer to Keep

Katie Hopkins | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hopkins

Sat in sunny Rhodes, I am acutely aware that the families sitting in the 'deluxe' area of the resort have one unspoken benefit. They have paid to be amongst the sort of company they prefer to keep.

My Financial Estrangement at a Top University

Harriet Williamson | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

In my first year, I was informed by a tutor that students who had attended independent schools were more likely to be 'confident' and 'well-prepared' than those who had received a state education, and that this would help propel them through their degrees.

Cultural Variety Is the Spice of Life

Michael Volpe | Posted 18.03.2013 | Home
Michael Volpe

Overwhelmingly I find that cultural silos exist more outside of the classical or operatic field. The charge of cultural elitism against people who love the classical arts is deeply ironic when I think of the many I speak to who partake of little more than Robbie Williams and X Factor.

I Really Hate Genealogy Snobs!

Scott Phillips | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

I love, truly love, genealogy and family history! I am a true-life example of my favorite genealogy quote "I used to have a life and then I started doing genealogy." Discovering your family history is awesome and something that everyone should try.

Middle Class Poor? You and Me Both!

Mette Poynton | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

In the past year there have been a couple of stories in the press about families just like mine that have lost everything in the economic crisis and who now live a life in poverty while "putting on a brave face and pretending nothing has changed". Why pretend?

Supermarket Snobbery

Alex Hawley | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Alex Hawley

How is class defined in England today? Is it still all about who your parents are or were, which clubs you belong to? I can happily report that the class system is still alive and well. Such a line does still exist. In Angel, Islington this line is easy to spot - you can even touch it. It's the wall between Waitrose and Sainsbury's.