Class issues

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The Guardian view on working-class heritage: smokehouses, smithies and so much more | Editorial
Editorial: History is not just about castles and palaces. Welcome changes in priorities are ramping up the value placed on an industrial past


26, Nov, 2023 @5:00 PM

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A vacuous, amoral elite who lost the plot. Saltburn or the Covid inquiry? It’s hard to tell | Catherine Bennett
According to Sir Patrick Vallance’s evidence, figures ‘bamboozled’ Boris Johnson. Did he learn only entitlement at Eton?

Catherine Bennett

26, Nov, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Pioneering documentary maker and ‘father of reality TV’ Paul Watson dies aged 81
The film-maker, who is credited with inventing the fly-on-the-wall serial in shows like The Family and Sylvania Waters, gained fame for giving voice to the working classes

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

20, Nov, 2023 @6:17 PM

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Revealed: the huge climate impact of the middle classes
Carbon emissions of richest 10% are up to 40 times bigger than poorest, and ignoring divide may make ending climate crisis impossible, experts say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Nov, 2023 @4:03 PM

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Five years on, the world is failing to learn the gilets jaunes’ lesson about class and climate | Oliver Haynes
From the reaction to Ulez in London to heat pumps in Germany, eco-policies are still too often felt as sanctions on working people, says Oliver Haynes, a freelance journalist

Oliver Haynes

17, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Big business benefited from slavery – let it pay reparations | Letters
Letters: Readers reflect on the business of slavery and who should refund the unpaid wages from which enslavers profited so handsomely

10, Nov, 2023 @6:15 PM

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Cycle lanes are for everyone, not just champagne socialists | Letters
Letters: Kit Jackson and Sarah Berkin respond to the suggestion that we don’t need more cycle lanes as they are not widely used

02, Nov, 2023 @5:43 PM

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Bad Taste by Nathalie Olah review – the good, the gauche and the ugly
The author of Class dissects the cultural codes of the Instagram generation – but there are some curious omissions

Richard Godwin

02, Nov, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Lord Jim at Home by Dinah Brooke review – an upper-class monster
A timely reissue for this gem from the archives, in which an ex-public schoolboy makes a gruesome fall from grace

M John Harrison

28, Oct, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Labour must pay attention to class politics | Letters
Letters: In a society where work no longer pays the bills and social mobility has slowed, class is not something you can leave behind, writes Neil Schofield-Hughes. Plus letters from Martyn Taylor and Lesley Moore

16, Oct, 2023 @4:42 PM

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I went to Labour conference in search of its plans for radical reform – what I found gave me hope | Polly Toynbee
Labour’s frontbench is promising to tackle child poverty and to make work pay, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

13, Oct, 2023 @9:17 AM

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Keir Starmer’s speech: Labour has to ignore the glitter and go for gold | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the opposition leader’s keynote address at the party conference in Liverpool

11, Oct, 2023 @5:01 PM

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