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David Thomas is the author of ‘Foul Play’ about the Grobbelaar match fixing allegations and trials

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Why the Darcys and Percys are still running the country

The British upper class have been masterful in maintaining their privileges

At last! Playing air guitar is recognised as a genuinely creative act

Researchers found that playing the air guitar could be an inspirational activity

‘Downtown Abbey’ isn’t just fantasy, it’s our present reality

In a new golden age for the grossly overprivileged, the rest of us have really started to hate the rich

Football corruption: The only surprise is the surprise

The beautiful game has always had a dark side - but since the financial boom that started in the Nineties, it's become a target for Asian gambling syndicates

David Thomas: Unpaid work isn't a disgrace, it's an opportunity

If unpaid work is a privilege for one group of young people, why is it demeaning for another?

David Thomas: Come and share my Eton playing fields

Public school privilege is as much a question of attitudes as facilities

David Thomas: Who needs a knighthood when you can be a National Treasure?

Gary Barlow was reinvented as an all-purpose Good Guy of Pop

David Thomas: Gay marriage plays havoc with titles

What, exactly, would be the correct title and status of the wife of a lesbian baroness?

David Thomas: Birmingham's a great place for romance

Poor old Birmingham – even its Brummie accent is an object of derision
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A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
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Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

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