flagging faith



Has the intellectual-Left taken leave of the working class? That's the argument of Bo Rothstein (https://www.socialeurope.eu/2017/02/long-affair-working-class-intellectual-cultural-left/). Brexit, Trump, the slow death of Social Democracy in Europe, all point to a chasm opening up between the most disadvantaged people in Western societies and those who have, for the past century or more, claimed to champion their cause. It has been the case for the British Labour Party that those at the top have tended not to come from the bottom - at least not without having gone through a process of gentifrication. And so, the Labour Party has been an active and reasonably successful coalition of interests

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