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A Classless Society, by Alwyn W. Turner - review

24 August 2013

9:00 AM

24 August 2013

9:00 AM

A Classless Society: Britain in the 1990s Alwyn W. Turner

Aurum, pp.615, £25

The title of Alwyn W. Turner’s book could deter readers. Even the Hollywood film The Secret Lives of Dentists promised more excitement.

John Major sought the creation of a classless society in the 1990s. He confused this with equality of opportunity and social mobility. Efforts to engineer classlessness always end in tears.

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Richard Ryder is a former Conservative MP and government minister, and
was Tory chief whip from 1990 to 1995

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