Saturday October 31, 2020

England finally feels the power of the powerless

The post-war social revolution that dismantled much of England’s class privilege has failed those young people who are unable to participate in its modern consumer society

13th August, 2011
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The smoke of World War II had barely cleared when Britain’s new Labour government introduced two hugely radical and seminal pieces of social legislation.

The first was the concept of free education, based on meritocracy, all the way to third level.

The second was the fundamental structure of what subsequently became the welfare state.

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