Social Class

Subsidising Social Apartheid

Ashley Husband Powton | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ashley Husband Powton

We live in an era of profound and increasing inequality, at the heart of which is inequality in education. For any nation truly committed to creating a fairer and more equal society, private schools have no place... Private schools are at the very heart of a society divided by inherited wealth and privilege.

Rumours of London's Recovery Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Andrew Smith | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

It's very tempting for those outside the city to view it in terms of its galleries, bistros and tourist traps. For well-salaried young professionals who work in Zone One, it's all too easy to experience London through the prism of a safe middle class bubble, but that experience is not universal.

The Unnerving Discovery That I am a Terrible Classist

Alistair Coleman | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

There was a time when you couldn't have a sitcom without a comedy camp character, and there were even one or two that bordered on outright racism. While Mr Humphries is fondly remembered, the past is exactly where he should stay.

Study: Wealthy People Are Liars And Cheats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People from privileged, wealthy backgrounds are more likely to be dishonest and unethical than their poorer counterparts, a study has found. From ...

Reduce Fees not for the Poor, but for the Talented

Albert Weatherill | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Albert Weatherill

As the battle for university places continues, the debate on financial reprieve and assistance needs to move past the issues of class and wealth and instead adopt a new mantra, one that is wholly insulated and non-derivative: ability.