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Whilst I agree that there is a problem with the university prospects of working class white boys. I would argue that in fact what we are seeing is a failing of both the education system in general as well as the encroaching un-affordability of further education in the UK. Everybody knows there are no jobs, so why saddle yourself with a debt you can never repay to achieve no actual improvement in prospects ? Far better for somebody who has a brain to gain a useful trade such as plumbing or electrician.

And the conservatives know this.

But they also know that they are losing the white working class who were Thatcher's children and whose support is needed should they ever regain power. So we have dog-whistles. This isn't the only one I've heard recently but, imo, it's the most blatant.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 10:58:23 AM EST
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