A friend of mine, teaching abroad, was immensely amused by the question, "Are English peasants allowed to go to the theatre?" Anybody who can pay for a 1 may go to the theatre in England, though only two percent choose to do so. This is not because theatres are expensive, 2 because most people prefer to watch television, football matches or to gamble.
The word "peasant" is not used in England, except as an insult or as a joke. We have no peasant class, only 3 laborers. We do not have a system, as in other parts of Europe, 4 people inherit a small piece of 5 and work it for substance. We have farms, which can employ laborers for wages. Such people are 6 as "agricultural workers". They are not highly paid out but they can manage to live fairly well.
Farming is becoming more 7 . These days young men starting work on the farm are expected to spend some more time at agriculture college to learn how to do the job 8 . English agriculture is very 9 and we are now self-sufficing in grain: 10 , we have a surplus, which is stored by the Common Market and which we have to pay to store, through our taxes.