Bottom of the class

Andrew Martin (Class Conscious, 26 June) muses "Am I middle or working class?" in a load of old toot about football on the TV at his local pub. He clinches his position when he ascribes a classic skit on the "Banana Boat Song" to Bob Newhart. No, squire - it was Stan Freberg. Bottom of the class, or no class.

Barry A Henman
Guildford, Surrey

This article first appeared in the 03 July 2000 issue of the New Statesman, And is there honey by the Tees?