The aristocracy is vital for English HeritageWatch
This is what American tourists and the like wanna see. They want to see old England; not some Trotsky/lefty/multicultural metropolitian vision of what England should become. Remember its the Americans who got really excited about the Royal Wedding/Baby - we just mumbled and moaned in to our beer as usual. A lot of foreigners feel alienated when they see their favourite tourist sites filled with coaches of dreadlocks and turbans; they feel that that is contrary to the identity of the English landscape.
This is why huge sweeping social change just does not work in much of Southern England, we need to have respect for the old way of life; the real eccentrics and old school nutters. Social mobility and equal opportunities are harmful for rural England; conservatism for the countryside all the way. Tourism revenue is vital.