I have a different problem. It’s that Brown is fighting the wrong sort of class war.
Let’s be clear. Class is not, primarily, about going to a posh school, and class conflict is not, fundamentally, a row going on down near Slough.
Instead, class is about power. And it is the central fact about the economy and society.
It is class differences - inequalities in power - that explain why bankers get huge bonuses, why banks get bailed out but steel works don’t, why inequality has increased, why bosses exploit workers and why benefit claimants get harassed and stigmatized.
If Brown were serious about class war, he would fight these inequalities.
But of course, the Labour party is utterly unable to do this. Yes, it’s fought a class war, but on the side of the capitalist class.
In making taunts about Eton toffs, Brown is mistaking an epi-phenomenon of class for a real thing. This is mere fetishism. It is like mistaking the sniff of a woman‘s shoe for real sex.