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Lidl is ‘gateway store’ for middle classes

An independent enquiry has revealed that grocery retailer Lidl has become a gateway store, leading the middle classes to try harder discounters like Netto and Poundland. Well-heeled shoppers are enticed in with cut-price flowers and the smell of fresh ciabatta, only to become addicted.

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Posted: Apr 21st, 2015
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Radio 4 to attempt show that doesn’t use phrase ‘class background’ every 2 minutes

Regular listeners to Radio 4 may be in for a shock next Tuesday, as the station is to conduct an experiment that’s never been attempted on the station.

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Posted: Feb 5th, 2015
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Adoption agencies inundated with middle-class toddlers post ‘Offer Day’

where's the hope?As UK primary schools announce their allocated places, aspiring parents have been forced to make some tough decisions between living with the shame of an infant in an average OFSTED institution or to ‘cut their losses and run’.

Social services have observed a spiked increase in the number of Jacobs and Jemimas left outside orphanages with nothing but a small bowl of couscous, a Boden catalogue and a £20 M&S voucher.

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Posted: Apr 16th, 2014
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Woman condemned for cooking cat in microwave rather than Aga

Middle class Britons agree that 14 weeks in jail is not nearly long enough a punishment for the culinary faux pas of not cooking domestic felines in an Aga, well-seasoned, until it is so tender that meat simply falls off the bone.

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Posted: Mar 13th, 2014
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Middle class parents turn to plastic surgery to sharpen elbows

all about giving the kids a decent kick startEvidence is mounting to suggest that middle class parents have found a new way to help their children get ahead in an increasingly competitive world.

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Posted: Mar 10th, 2014
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