Letter: We're no class traitors

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Letter: We're no class traitors

Sir: As usual, I enjoyed Adam Mars-Jones' film reviews (28 August). However, he let himself and The Independent down with his comment on The Full Monty that "The people in the film would be much more likely to see success as a form of class betrayal or defeat than as a badge of solidarity".

This is not only patronising but wrong. Coming from the working class, as do many of my, now professional, friends, I can state that success is commonly striven for, and achieved, with pride. Such comments do The Independent no favours if it wishes to continue to broaden its readership beyond the middle and upper classes.


Carshalton, Surrey