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Johnson now has the serious task of restoring pride to the working class, failed by Labour

Posted On: 21 Sep 2021   |   Posted By: Conservative Home

The New Snobbery: Taking on Modern Elitism and Empowering the Working Class by David Skelton
If David Skelton had delayed publication of this book by many more months, he would have had to rename it The New Orthodoxy.
For the lessons he urged in his last book, Little Platoons: How a revived One Nation can empower England's forgotten towns and redraw the political map , are becoming more and more widely accepted.
That book was reviewed on ConHome in October 2019 , and in December of that year Boris Johnson redrew the political map by leading the Conservatives to victory in many of the forgotten towns.
Or the blue remembered towns, as one might now call them. The initiative now lies with the Conservatives.
The “new snobbery” identified by Skelton is mainly a problem for the Labour Party, which needs to regain the seats it lost in 2019, and cannot do so as long as voters in places like Hartlepool, captured by the Conservatives at a by-election held less than three months ago, feel despised by many on the...

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