If I was in standard class I would not do work because people would be looking over your shoulder the entire time. There would be noise. There would be distraction... They are totally different type of people.
Sir Nicholas Winterton 18/02/2010
on MPs travelling first class
My roots, my background and the way I act is working class, but it would be hypsocritical to say I'm anything else than middle class now.
A man will blithely do in politics what he would kick a man downstairs for in ordinary life.
You cannot trust the interests of any class entirely to another class; and you cannot trust the interests of any sex to another sex.
David Lloyd George 1911
Middle class Labour leaders are recaptured by the establishment when they die.
Tony Benn 07/11/1967
Actually, I vote Labour, but my butler's a Tory.
Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1945
To a Tory canvasser
The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.
Arthur Balfour 07/05/1926
I never knew the lower classes had such white skins.
A remark made on a visit to the trenches during World War One when Curzon saw troops bathing in old beer kegs
All the world over I will back the masses against the classes.
William Ewart Gladstone 06/1986
This business of the working class is on its way out I think. After all, aren't I working class? I work jolly hard, I can tell you.
Margaret Thatcher 1969