Is British society becoming more like Downton Abbey?


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The UK is regressing into a "Downton Abbey-style society", the leader of the trade union movement claimed yesterday. Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, accused the Tories of "reinventing the class system".

“Whether it's the judiciary, the media, business or public life," she said, "wearing the old school tie means you're up to 10 times more likely to reach the top."

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