The continuing relevance of Social Class.

The continuing relevance of Social Class.

Comments about the death of class and of class identity have a long history. I think this is only half correct. Identity may be on the wane if it exists at all, but class as an objective  social relation certainly has not. Here I draw upon the work of Graham Scambler...
Norfolk has ditches?

Norfolk has ditches?

28th October 2019 Dear Norfolk County Council, May I say I very much admire your fair county, notwithstanding hosting the Monarchy at Sandringham, your countryside provides some of the best views in the country.  I’ve always loved the broads and the fenland…yes the...
A Number 10 spanking?

A Number 10 spanking?

27th October 2019 Dear Jeremy,  As the leader of Her Majesty’ opposition, or in this case ‘principis plebs’, as my old housemaster used to shout pointing to the head boy in the tuck shop queue. Why he was in the queue himself was never established as he had the full...
A letter from Number 10

A letter from Number 10

26th October 2019 Dear Mr Jones,  May I call you Eddie? The Edster? The Slayer of Kiwi? ‘Sir’ Eddie (only joking..or am I?). Many many congratulations on today’s super win against the Mighty All Blacks, ‘et in gloria, nobis vincimus’, as my old housemaster used to say...

No Country for this Old Man

I sometimes wonder if I’m living in the right country. I wake up, and it seems that as soon as I connect to the ‘world’ via any media – be that radio, TV, or even Twitter and Facebook – I am confronted by some pretty uncomfortable and...