In many countries, in order to succeed in life, you need to be born rich, or of a certain colour.
In the UK, all you need to do is to speak in a very-fucking-easy-to-speak-in certain fashion. Scouser Ann Robinson is an excellent example; so is Blue Peter’s Connie Huq; and so is pretty much everyone else in the UK from a working-class background who’s now successful and who’s not a petty twat trying to prove a point.
This is a pretty fucking excellent piece of social mobility. All you have to be arsed to do is watch a bit of telly and speak like it [*], and that pretty much fucking sorts you out. Whilst people who choose to speak like pikies do get a bit dicked over, it’s not like they couldn’t Doolittle themselves up were they to be bothered.
Also, if you’re foreign, you don’t count as common. Again, this is an excellent example of the UK class system in action. In the States, Mexicans are the lowest of the low; in the UK, Poles score well above dirty council charvers…
[*] true dat, negro. shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.