A holiday company is offering 'chav free' activity breaks aimed at middle class people tired of resorts filled with 'Britneys, Candices and Dwaynes'.He’s quite the entrepreneur! This could, potentially, be a nice little earner similar to Warner’s ‘no small children’ holidays…
Alistair Mclean, the managing director, was unrepentant after a customer used her internet blog to complain about the lists, and said she would not be using the company again.Well, there’s one unhappy customer – but potentially, a lot more eager for the service Mr McLean is offering:
Mr Mclean wrote: "I simply feel it is time the middle classes stood up for themselves.
"We work hard to make a decent home and life for our families and we pay taxes to contribute to our society and economy.
"Unfortunately, everybody else in our society seems to take from us, whether it is incompetent bankers or the shell-suited urchins who haunt our street corners.
"So regardless of whether it is class warfare or not I make no apology for proclaiming myself to be middle class and a genuine contributor to our society.
"Do you encourage your children to go off and play with the shell suited, Lambert and Butler sucking teenagers who hang around our shopping centres at night?
"Again, my apologies if we offended. I am genuinely sorry that you won't be travelling with us, or recommending us, in the future."
Mr McLean told the Daily Telegraph he had only had 15 negative responses from the 24,000 emails the Northumberland-based firm sent out, while the number of inquiries and brochure requests had increased.And people are obviously prepared to put their money where their mouths are.
He said: "Everybody is assuming it has had an adverse effect but it has not. We are saying what a lot of people think."
He added: "I have been called racist, fascist, and criticized for slagging off the working classes. But I am not any of those things. My dad came from a working class background in the north east."Much like poor Mr Eccles, I expect, who fell victim to more mindless violence from the underclass yesterday. No wonder these holidays are proving so popular…