BBC Breaks TUC leader Frances O’Grady Speech on Class With Royal Baby Newsflash
TUC leader Frances O’Grady was talking about the ficional TV show Downton Abbey and was about to mention the fictional book Bridehead Revisisted when the BBC interrupted her culture review for breaking news that Kate Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant.
Always good when the satire writes itself.
But what O’Grady said is worth a second look:
“Are we going to settle for a nastier and poorer Britain – a Downton Abbey-style society, in which the living standards of the vast majority are sacrificed to protect the high living of the well-to-do?”
So remote is the upstairs-downstairs life that it now exits only in popular TV shows. Unless, of course, you’re a Sri Lankan maid or Lativan fruit picker, in which case, get back in your box…