The future of the Tory class war? Job applicants to be questioned on their background

There used to be a saying about what happened to you if your face didn’t fit, didn’t there?

Now the Tories are extending it to your background.

They don’t want anybody from even relatively humble beginnings to have a chance at a position of influence.

All those jobs are to be earmarked for buffoons with Bullingdon and Eton backgrounds, like Boris Johnson, it seems.

It’s all part of the arse-backward Tory plan to ruin the UK as a viable economy.

The stupids are running the show – and trying to ingrain that stupidity into working culture.

Employers are to be encouraged to ask potential employees about where they fit in UK society and whether they see themselves as economically disadvantaged, under new plans that are likely to reignite concerns of a Tory class war.

Job applicants would face four multiple-choice questions under plans due to be rolled out in the civil service later this year, with questions including what school a worker or job applicant attended and whether they were in receipt of free school meals.

The Government claim the collected data will help to make workplaces for diverse and socially inclusive, but critics may argue the plans have ulterior motives and could see workers asked to divulge potentially sensitive information about their background.

Source: Tory plans will see job applicants asked about their social class


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7 Thoughts to “The future of the Tory class war? Job applicants to be questioned on their background”

  1. Kate George

    I think that anyone faced with one of these questionnaires should refuse to answer as it has nothing whatsoever to do with anyone’s ability to do a job.

  2. trev

    We lived in a hole at t’bottom of a lake…

    1. Justin

      hehe, old ones are the best!

      we used to sleep in t’ gutter, then we became a tory mp and that became our gutter

  3. Guess a very important person LOL

    oh could I qualify, I got stuck on a zipwire, I can say hello in six languages, I could where a clown outfit and try and act important, I like my own jet as someone got one better than me, I could even spend money on a useless boat, I would like to keep my foreign office job, however if pm became available I could think again, if not though I am good at entertaining and can organise a excellent tea party where you can all laugh at my jokes

  4. NMac

    All part of the on-going Tory plan to take us forward to the 18th century…

  5. Sounds like more pc crap to meet the quotas instead of merit.

  6. Florence

    In the 70s i was a research fellow at a prestigious London university working for a misogynist professor as the only woman in the department. In one departmental meeting he insisted we each state which university our father’s went to.

    He leapt on mine alone – Oxford – asking which college, Ruskin I replied honestly. “Oh, the working boys” he replied with great relish having exposed my working class background (I never hid it, it was exposed every time I spoke).

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