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Class is here to stay.

MRS J Gascoigne (Letters, September 28) continues the seemingly endless prattling about class and snobbery.

The simple fact is that, whether she and those who agree with her like it or not, there never has been and there never will be a classless, snobbery-free society anywhere on this planet. They are an inescapable part of the human condition.

Even in the alleged workers' paradise of Soviet Russia, where everybody was supposed to be equal and where it was claimed that the differential between the top and bottom earnings was only four to one, the top echelons of the Communist Party managed to acquire their exclusive holiday homes on the Black Sea and they were able to buy high quality imported goods from the capitalist West at subsidised prices in special shops in Moscow, which only they were allowed to enter.

In this country nobody is prevented from shopping at Rackhams. The only rule is that you have the money to pay for whatever you want to buy and no shop assistant would dream of asking you which school you went to. By comparison, a bit of class and a bit of snobbery seem to me to be small beer.

A J Hubble, Burntwood
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Oct 4, 2012
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