Neither the ruling class not the manual workers.
Lower-middle tried hard to differentiate from the working class (mainly in terms of leisure pursuits, jobs, and culture).
Saw themselves as the upright, moral people who set the standards of the community, looked down at the poor.
Blamed unions for wartime inflation. Even though the wartime economy had more to do with this. (Something worth £100 in 1914 became £240 in 1920).
Above could explain enthusiasm in breaking the 1928 General Strike.
Despite this, commercial/financial jobs grew by 34% in 1911-1921. Jobs in management grew from 700,000 I'm 1931 to 1.25 million in 1951. Growing middle class expansion.
Led to domestication of leisure time.