She is correct in saying that talking about money - the accumulation or the lack thereof - is a taboo in British society.
mostly lack thereof, and in France too. Which is why we are so hated (and envied) in Western Europe. Americans work their tails off for all the wealth we have created, but thats a fact reported so little. The European and liberal view is that somehow all we undeserving boors have been born into all this wealth, when so much of the world (and deservedly so because it's self made) lies in poverty. I have visited Europe a few times and when I see all these people sitting in outdoor roadside cafes smoking and drinking beer all day, I can't help but wonder -- do they ever work ?