Don’t forget that newspapers reflect the interests of their readers. It is not true that editors force material down their throats, it is that people buy papers, read them, which support their prejudices and discuss their interests. One thing wrong with the UK today is that a couple of million people actually do think the Daily Mail way. All of which makes what a paper discusses a rather good guide to what their readers think, even who they are. The Guardian being the home of the wet upper middle classes. You know, the sort who think they should be running the country but with that added distaste for anyone involved in trade.
A proof of this being:
Many families are facing a childcare crisis following a 75% slump in the number of young Europeans willing to work as au pairs, as Brexit, plus other factors such as last year’s terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, deter young people from coming to the UK.
May, June and early July are when most au pair placements are arranged, before the beginning of the school term in September, but Guardian Money has learned that some agencies are unable to find a single young European for British families to even interview.
Yes, one of the major problems facing the country is this shortage of nubiles for upper middle class hubbies to lust over while the wife gets her figure back.
We are told that this isn’t a middle class thing at all, no, no.
While families who have an au pair are often characterised as well off, agencies say many are “ordinary” people such as doctors, nurses, firefighters and academics who work long hours, have long commutes or do not work nine to five, which means breakfast clubs and after-school clubs often do not benefit them. An au pair can be an affordable alternative to employing a nanny.
Firefighters are pretty well paid really and who in buggery has ever described doctors and academics as anything other than professionals well into the upper middle classes? Except in Guardianland where they’re apparently just regular peeps on, for the doctors, £100k a year and up, well into the top 5% if not 1% in fact.
But Brexit might mean that Tobias and Jocasta don’t get some foreign bint to wipe their arses. Better cancel the whole idea then, eh?