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16/06/2015 07:26 BST | Updated 15/06/2016 06:59 BST

They May Not like What Comes Out of My Mouth but the Contents of My Wallet Are Fair Game!

Just as well I bunked off school to learn plumbing and didn't want to be an accountant since it turns out no matter how clever I was there's not a chance in hell a posh City firm would let me through the door as an employee.

Just as well I bunked off school to learn plumbing and didn't want to be an accountant since it turns out no matter how clever I was there's not a chance in hell a posh City firm would let me through the door as an employee.

According to research from Royal Holloway University, because we talk too common, people like me just ain't posh enough to get into such middle-class professions as law and accountancy. Which I think is bloody ironic since they may not be interested in what comes out of my mouth, but the bastards have a completely different attitude towards what's in my wallet!

The study found that despite attempts to improve social inclusion over the past 10 to 15 years, elite firms continue to be heavily dominated by people from privileged social backgrounds. And that such firms are "systematically excluding bright working-class applicants" from their workforces.

Not a week goes past when I don't get a dozen emails and phone calls from financial consultants, lawyers, accountants, and other well spoken spivs trying to relieve me of some of my hard earned cash.

Usually my attitude to this kind of thing is to ignore it and stick to my mantra that if you work hard in whatever you do you will succeed. But listen to the Public School accents floating across City bars and restaurants of a lunchtime, and evidence that this isn't exactly true is in abundance for all to hear.

Don't get me wrong I have no beef with families who can afford £30k a year to send their child to to the right school, quite the opposite in fact, I believe in aspiration. But something has got to be rotten when we preach equality so publicly, but in private commit such terrible prejudices, and compound them, generation after generation.

And that brings me onto my most hated Blairite policy of 'university at all costs', where good kids were brainwashed into believing that university would lead to a good job and career, by the same people who, once they graduated, blocked them from getting the very jobs they had dangled in front of them in the first place.

Sometimes it's hard to believe we live in a meritocracy!