working class

  • August 11, 2019

    Millions of employees in lower-paid and middle-income jobs have had real pay reductions over the last decade, according to new analysis published by the TUC.

  • June 19, 2019

    The family of a man who died in prison says he was criminalised for mental ill health, and throughout his life was failed by the systems in place to protect him.

  • December 10, 2018

    Age UK urges government to allow early access to the State Pension for those who are most in need.

  • November 4, 2016

    Earlier this week I went on a “povvo safari for the middle classes”.

  • January 6, 2014

    It is an instantly recognised and powerful image which has endured for over a century. The foreshortened pointing finger, extravagant moustaches and braided military cap of Lord Kitchener have been utilised across a wide range of advertising since they were first employed to tell young men that their country needed them.

  • July 22, 2012

    As anger and contempt at the 'Olympishambles' and for G4S' astoundingly hapless CEO fill columns and airwaves, little attention is being paid to the light this débâcle has shed on the callous and amoral attitudes towards employment which are taking root in our culture.

  • January 31, 2012

    One of the nastier stereotypes about working class people is that they hit their children. Now, however, working class people are being blamed for not hitting their children enough. Politicians and columnists who are encouraging parents to smack their children are relying on prejudice and class stereotypes.

  • August 20, 2011

    Britain may be broke, but the government's desperation to cut the deficit seems to have its limits. This morning, Eric Pickles has ruled out an increase in council tax for houses valued at more than £1million. He is portraying measures that would affect only the richest as an attack on the "middle class". In reality, the government is consistent in pursuing the interests of the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us.

  • October 15, 2009

    The government's initiative for the "white working class" uses a loaded phrase and deflects attention from the real division in British society - between the very rich and the rest of us.

  • September 22, 2009

    The Bishop of Reading has expressed his frustration with the Church of England's middle class image, contrasting it with the message of Jesus and insisting that the Church should be a place “where people can be just as they are”.