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Revisiting The Road to Wigan Pier

Revisiting The Road to Wigan Pier

William Collins April 9, 2017 0

Wigan Pier was a coal landing jetty on the Leeds-Liverpool canal where it passed through Wigan. It is an ironic appellation, Wigan’s Pier bearing no more relation to a seaside pier than a lump

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“From each according to his needs…

“From each according to his needs…

Backbencher November 22, 2013 1

… to each accroding to his (parents’) contribution”. Ellie McHugh argues that it’s mainly the academic-selection Independent and State Grammar Schools that develop in students the self-possession which empowers true social mobility After a

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The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Politico-Media Caste

The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Politico-Media Caste

Michael St George May 31, 2013 0

The Establishment has evolved into an interlinked politico-media ruling caste The professionalisation of politics in the last 30 years or so is undeniable. That, though, is decidedly not a compliment to the supposed professionalism

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Classism: A distraction from the pinch of poverty

Classism: A distraction from the pinch of poverty

Andrew Thorpe-Apps December 22, 2012 5

Tony Blair once declared that ‘the class war is over.’ For all the man’s faults (and there are too many to list here) Blair was correct to turn Labour away from senseless class-bashing and

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