The Telegraph is supposed to be a Conservative paper, but this feature today reveals how socialist thinking has penetrated British souls. Wealth is not a high wage, but enough capital to produce an above average income. "Shopping at Waitrose" does not equal wealth and "driving an Audi" (a rather boring German car, beloved of the poor in spirit) certainly does not.
My secretary in Russia employs a nanny and aspires to a second home in the country. She will certainly achieve it. The poverty of Britain's aspirations after 60 years of state socialism makes me weep.