158 MPs consider themselves blue-collar and that includes a third of them who went to fee-paying schools like Eton, one who claimed to be a lorry driver but who’s father and grandfather were knights of the realm, another boasted of being self-employed …as a QC.
Any lie will do to capture the working class vote.
There’s obviously a lot of self-serving dissembling in what they say and I don’t care two hoots about MPs as a group but being a Tory MP doesn’t necessarily make you a capitalist. We in the WSM consider people to be working class who aren’t generally thought to be so, including presumably the highly paid “upper middle class”. Most would find that hard to swallow.