Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Class-word-war

There’s been a number of articles debating the term chav and chavism in British newspapers (Polly Toynbee here) during latter days. Good to see a discussion about class and social exclusion back on the table and the implications of that term. Surprised it hadn’t come up before now. I am all for satire and comedy, but that term has seeped into the public consciousness beyond any reasonable satirical soakage or take up.  It also indicated the growing gap which has become so pronounced. This isn’t going to be in anyway aided by Cameron’s govt cutting grants, cutting libraries and jacking up university fees to 30 grand  (that’s 50 or 60 in our dollar) and eroding the NHS.

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