The thing is though that regardless of how long ago it was, all generals had that single pip at the start of their career wondering how they were going to find a way to fund their drunken mess bills from what was left of their salary. I doubt if Cameron or Osborne have ever had to wonder about anything like that mundane.
I remember having a few excellent chats with some generals in my army time. Being based at the British Army HQ in Riyadh right after the first gulf war finished helped with that though. Sitting on the roof of the HQ sharing a brew with a general who wanted some time away from dealing with never ending problems was probably the highlight of those chats.
I've also had a fair few lunches and dinner events in my post-army career with some people of the Osborne class, most are normal people but there are a few who just are so stuck up their own backsides they're like a different species of human.
I agree with what you are saying (I worked directly to Brig Aldridge in the Falklands - mega bloke!). My point though was some supposedly working class leaders I have come across in my life so far are even further up their own backsides than some of the Eton/Harrow types you encounter in life. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of upper class personalties like that too but sometimes power corrupts all.
I personally don't care if our leaders are from Eton School or Cansfield High School (Ashton-in-Makerfield). It is what they do in office, which counts and having been an avid reader of these political threads, it looks like nobody is happy with any levels of our political class. Wouldn't it be refreshing if people in power spoke truthfully rather than through spin?! I had this discussion at breakfast this morning. We all agreed no politician would last five mins if they were truthful!
Going back to your list, if I was to choose one, I'd go with William Hague. I'd actually love to buy a house just north of Richmond if I could ever save up a large enough deposit plus I'd love to quiz him about British Foreign Policy etc.