One of the biggest myths to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic is that Corona virus is a great leveller, a sickness that strikes all communities with equal venom irrespective of social standing or race.
Mike Leigh’s Peterloo is a barnstorming masterclass in social history that successfully conveys, with the director’s trademark gritty realism, the experiences of early 19th Century northern urbanites as they battled for their democratic rights in the face of Tory oppression.
As a passionate economic equality activist, I found myself unable to raise a glass in celebration of TV presenter Samira Ahmed’s successful equal pay claim against the BBC, a victory that will see her paid £3,000 per episode of Newswatch and that may win her nearly £700,000 in back pay.
Professor Diane Reay explains how England’s education system merely reflects rather than remedies inequality and how it has always failed the working-class.
The relentless rise in house prices in Britain over the past several decades, says Hilber, has worsened levels of inequality by giving the children of long-term home owners access to large sums of capital and presenting the children of poor parents with house prices that are beyond their means.
It’s not about you exerting effort. The entire system is against you. Even if you study well your dreams will be crushed. The future will be bleak unless we band together and fight inequality.