Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"And Lo, a Working-Class Revolt Finally Came, and It Was Brexit"

"The abandonment of class since the 90s has had profound consequences for this country. As in the United States, the populist right saw a vacuum and they occupied it: they adopted the language of class, spoke of how the metropolitan liberal set had nothing but contempt for working-class Britain, and championed working-class interests–not against bosses and bankers, but rather immigrants and benefit cheats."

Owen Jones in The Guardian asserts that "[i]t's time for the left to return to class."

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