Carol Hunt: We'll only be pushed so far, Enda, there's nothing left to take from us
The middle classes, the very backbone of Ireland, are being driven into revolt, writes Carol Hunt
The Coping Classes: The term was first coined by Eoghan Harris, a leading political strategist in Ireland, to analyse the rise of a huge middle-class in the South, which is credited with kick-starting the Celtic Tiger.
-- Telegraph, May 13, 2007
The phrase (was) coined by the Irish politician Eoghan Harris, who explained the demographics and politics of the coping classes.