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The lost boys: the white working class is being left behind

Britain’s forgotten demographic

18 July 2020

9:00 AM

18 July 2020

9:00 AM

You can argue about the merits of pulling down statues, but it’s hard to make the case that mass protests serve no useful purpose. At the very least, they provoke debate and draw attention to uncomfortable topics that it might otherwise be easier to ignore. The recent protests have forced everyone to have difficult discussions about race, class, poverty and attainment.

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