Social Class

From Essex to Manchester, the Ukip Surge Signals the Death Knell of Class-Based Voting

David Evans | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
David Evans

I do not believe that we are seeing the 'End of Politics'. I do, however, believe that we have reached the culmination of a steady, 40-year shift away from class-based voting. The two will feel, to many, like they are very much the same thing. Indeed, if the main parties do not face up to the change that has taken place, they could become so.

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.