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Is Britain's class system at the root of all our problems?

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Is Britain's class system at the root of all our problems?

Post by Ivanhoe on Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:09 pm

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The right of the Tory party have an elitist aristocratic arrogance that I'm sure many in Britain's middle classes feel.

The working man and woman in this country means nothing to them.

Nothing the Tory's do has anything to do with expense, because we are a very wealthy country, look at overseas expenditure.

The Tory's are at the very top of our class system, the middle classes want to be there, and our lower classes havent got a chance.

The Tory's want to keep the status quo, and they will throw everything at you to keep the status quo, because they dont wont the average Brit to become one of them.

This pensions crisis is based on class and privilige, it is not about expense.

The Tory's will always be successful at driving wedges between the old and the young, between the public and the private, because Britain's working class consolidation has gone

I believe our class system is at the root of Britain's ills.

What say you ?
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Re: Is Britain's class system at the root of all our problems?

Post by boatlady on Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:51 pm

I'm often struck by the apparent fact that simply being born into an aristocratic and/or wealthy family seems to make people so clever, gifted and generally superior

Feeling proper 'umble

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Re: Is Britain's class system at the root of all our problems?

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:32 pm

To paraphrase Groucho Marx: If you've got it, there's no need to flaunt it.
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Re: Is Britain's class system at the root of all our problems?

Post by boatlady on Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:57 pm

Spent most of today in opulent surroundings at a local hotel, listening to white men in suits explaining to us about how what we need is grass-roots movements to provide care and support to the vulnerable an poor in our community - needless to say - not a black or brown face in the room and I was the poorest person there - they're not wrong, but it may be difficult to get anything really helpful going as it would ultimately threaten those 6-figure salaries

Actually, a real grass-roots movement might start with abolishing 6-figure salaries
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Re: Is Britain's class system at the root of all our problems?

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:22 pm

Actually, that is what a fair tax system would produce - a redistribution of the national wealth so as to make the poor less so, but leaving the rich still quite comfortable.
Though while the latter run the government we'll have to survive on platitudes.



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