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Friday, February 02, 2007

Oh, if only it were true

I’ve read through the following Telegraph clipping twice already, and I still don’t quite get it: surely they’re not trying to suggest that the offspring of actors (“can I take your order, sir?”) and JOURNALISTS are….um…..recipients of wealth and privilege?
Presumably they’re referring to ‘journalists’ such as the £150,000 a year columnist Ulrika Johnsson, rather than the journalist who actually writes the column:

‘Two teenagers a year from Kingsford Community School, in one of the most deprived parts of London, will rub shoulders with the sons and daughters of actors, lawyers, politicians and journalists at Brighton College, which charges £24,000 a year. Bright pupils from the ethnically mixed inner-city comprehensive will be given free places at the boarding school.’

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