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The class struggle is won by the rich when we do not want to tag ourselves as working class. Working class people don’t have enough money to get vajazzles, go on limos, and club every weekend soaked in champagne.

White British young people who suffer as a result of social problems such as juvenile crime, drug addictionand teenage pregnancy and come from broken homes no longer elicit sympathy from the liberal and left elites who consider the white underclass the lowest of the low, not worth saving or empathizing with, whereas they would have the utmost sympathy and support for Third world immigrant youth under the same circumstances.

Unlike the sluts and vicars party later that year much more evenly distributedthere was only one ‘costume’ being donned that night.

There can be no economic turnaround when both countries are dependent on consumerism and the population has less and less money to spend. Maybe it’s just a question of geography. I like doing it. Because workers are freeloaders, they give birth uncontrollably, are dangerous, are basically “flaites” in Chilean or “chavs” in English.

I grew up in an environment where it was cool to hate Chavs.

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View all 12 comments. I have lived amongst the traveller community and experienced its own influence on my kids and the rise of the ‘chavi’ culture, rather than chav. The chavz being those who have been cajoled or browbeaten into perceiving themselves as middle class — or be forever reviled as ‘chav’.


Apr 09, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: Personalmente considero este libro entre los imprescindibles. The chav stereotype, he argues, is used by demonizatioh as a convenient figleaf to avoid genuine engagement with social and economic problems, and to justify widening inequality.

They are ‘brand aware’ and despite the vox-pop have access to significant funds. Even if you have a safety net what will happen to you when the society around you crumbles as it did in Detroit, parts of Florida and east Oakland? Nov 30, Malcolm rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not completely sold, but I understand that we who have had it so much easier tend to forget all the economic and societal circumstances. As a foreign woman of colour with English as a Second Language living in Britain, it was deeply offensive.

He’ll harangue Thatcher, Major, Duncan Smith etc. Our college put on a Chavs-and-Rahs themed bop. Apr 07, Cynthia rated it it was ok Shelves: It is a classic divide-and-conquer move by Tories to pit working class communities Honestly?

Jones certainly blames with plenty of evidence Thatcher’s government, but he’s happy to single out issues with Labour, especially New Labour. Middle-class hatred of working-class people — or, rather, a particular image of working-class people which some hold in their minds — is a different beast, saying more about the way in which the education system, especially, is structured to prevent most privileged students from ever having to confront their own averageness.

In that case, Karen Matthews is rightly considered to represent only herself, rather than her wider, poor working-class community, on which the newspaper stories fixated. Highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand why things are like they are in I agree with the author about Margaret Thatcher and her cruel war on the British poor.

Jones himself tries not to concede it. I am not an economist. Meaning those well off from Jerse When the new Eagles stadium here in Philly was being built, at the expense of taxpayers, a policy was put into place by the team.


Jones writes about situations that he doesn’t observe directly but gets from the pages of the media, which is why this book is less about the demonisation of the working class and more an assault on his peers – Oxbridge and Russell Group university educated hacks.

So, yes, definitely recommended of you are interested in a clearly left-wing analysis of not only british society. Others found the idea repellent and saw it as a chavss attempt to break up communities.

Far from the working class, or the Left, waging a concerted war, it is the rich and powerful that are engaged in a campaign of class warfare — to the detriment of our democratic society. The liberal and left elites now use the race card against he white under classes and point out since the latter are supposedly ‘racist’ and ‘bigoted’ they must be punished for this and are the unworthy poor as compared to the impoverished people of colour who are deemed worthy of empathy and upliftment.

There is no one who represents their views and when that happens the far right will be the first shoulder to cry on as it fills a vacuum in its own cowardly way. Indeed, Jones makes it clear that the rise of the ‘chav’ is part of the ideological control mechanism that has justified the rich becoming richer, the poor becoming poorer and the nebulous ‘squeezed fhe being squeezed all the more.

Over the last thirty years, the power of working-class people has been driven out of the workplace, the media, the political establishment, and from society as a whole.