I think I’m prepared to bet that we are going to see a stark example of the British class system in action in the next few months.
You see, at the Epsom Derby, which is a jolly day out for many of the more rah-rah elements of society, it seems that there was a bit of crowd trouble.
What I expect to see unfold is that the individual offenders will be singled out and put on trial, which is all as it should be.
One way that it will provide us with a clear example of the British class system is that if the offenders turn out to be upper-class types, they will most probably be treated as individuals who became a little over-enthusiastic on the day. If they were not of the “right sort” then they will probably be much more harshly treated.
However, this won’t be the most glaring thing.
I’d bet my wife’s left ball (joke) that whatever happens, the people who frequent racecourses will not be subjected to the kind of collective punishment that all football supporters have to suffer because of the misbehaviour of a few.