An excellent Newsnight clip on the Speccie is surpassed by one of the comments beneath and the response to it. Referring to Eric Pickles, 'Jennifer' posted "Pickles is an odious man. There is no worse specie than a working class Tory."
'Jeremy' responded "That is one of the most silly, shallow, ignorant, blinkered and hateful remarks that I have heard for a very long time.What sits behind it is the idea that people should stick to their class, know their place, think alike and not seek to get ideas above their station.
And now I think I know why social mobility under the last Labour government regressed to the feudal levels that it did - because that suits the Labour mentality. And you call yourselves progressives. What a sham! There is nothing "progressive" about the sort of regression that is represented by yourself.
And between the two of you, it is not Eric Pickles who is the contemptible one..."
There's really nothing that I can add to that.