Re: Morrissey on The One Show tonight at 7pm!!!
Nope, you're not reading too deeply in to this. Or if you are, I'm reading at the same level! I still find class structure the biggest divide within the UK, and one thing that has come out of this 'Credit Crunch' is that we should have sympathy for the middle class losing their jobs and signing on for the first time, after all, they have no experience of signing on and the stigma of signing on will be greater for them.I may be going too deep, here, but didn't anyone find the male presenter's comments strange? His comments, if anything, should have been more worthy of raised eyebrows than Morrissey's. He said that we should have sympathy for the white collar types who've never had to struggle- implying that it's somehow worse for them. What about the working class people who have less safety cushion, and are constantly having their hours reduced even in good times? Is it ok because they are supposed to be "used to" being short of money and underemployed?
To me, (I am not English) these comments seem to point to a strangely strong, almost caste-like approach to social class, an attitude I've seen in older English literature. I wouldn't have guessed this attitude still pervades English culture. Does it? Or am I just reading too deeply into the comments of a mindless TV presenter?