The flag of England & the white van have both become symbols of working-class identity. They are, for many, markers of racism, philistinism & social conservatism... So-called ‘white-van man’ has become an archetype of the self-employed tradesman, assumed to be xenophobic, hostile to immigration and dismissive of liberal values...this cultural shorthand implies a snobbish contempt for the masses.
Mike Hudson is a sexy sexy man cos he upcycled his own van and here's an article about it in the guardian and here he is fitting his own boiler. you can fit my van boiler anytime Mike ;) Actually could you start with the gas fridge ;