I have to admit that I find the emphasis on “class” mobility far less compelling than Polly Toynbee. Have we not learned that class is a function, not of education, but where you sit in terms of controlling the economic fortunes of others? Toynbee perpetuates the liberal myth that class can some how be suspended with the “right” social policies. However, Toynbee also busts up the idea that Big Society is also a classless one, for that reason alone its worth checking out.
BBC Radio 4: Why the class struggle is not dead