By treating all Londoners as the “cosmopolitan elite”, we erase the importance of race and class

Why aren’t those living in cities, or who die in preventable fires also “left behind”?

If you have hammer, everything’s a nail. The hammer for much of Britain’s political class and commentators is Brexit, which is meant to explain everything from social mobility to the North-South divide to attitudes to immigration to public transport investment.

However, a huge amount is lost in this sort of analysis. One particular casualty is our understanding of working-class communities. This is particularly striking in the presentation of London as being a Remain...
source: New Statesman

2019-07-16 19:29
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