Are white working class people ignored in Britain? Are white working class people ignored in Britain?
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    Oh Dear! This is going to make cringeworthy viewing.

    A poll by the BBC's Newsnight programme to discover the views of the white working class has found that more than half think nobody speaks out for people like them. Do you agree?

    The poll was in response to BBC Two’s 'White season', which explores issues concerning the white working class in 21st century Britain.

    The survey also suggests that compared to the white middle class, more of the white working class are pessimistic about their future and think crime has got worse. It also suggests that a higher proportion of them are finding it difficult to afford housing and believe that Britain has generally got worse over the last 10 years.

    On immigration, more white working class people questioned in the survey thought it was a bad thing, compared to other social classes. On the issue of new immigrants taking their jobs, 27% of those surveyed said immigrants had put their jobs at risk, compared to 13% of the middle class.

    Would you describe yourself as British white working class? What issues are of most concern to you? Do you think your voice is heard in Britain? Do you have a personal experience to share?

    The poll results will form part of a special edition of Newsnight to be broadcast on BBC Two at 10:30pm on Thursday 6th March.

    BBC 2's White Season kicks off on Friday 7th March at 9pm with Last Orders.

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    most people are ignored in Britain. I blame everyone who votes Labour or Tory.

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    I have no choice other than to ignore them. Whenever they show joe public on the BBC news I always wish that they had subtitles because they invariably sound as though they are chewing bricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masher View Post
    I have no choice other than to ignore them. Whenever they show joe public on the BBC news I always wish that they had subtitles because they invariably sound as though they are chewing bricks.
    Classist!!!
    It's Deja-vu all over again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyWoolfe View Post
    Classist!!!
    Are you talking to us or chewing a brick.
    Either way you're going to lose a few teeth.



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    Is there anything admirable about working class "culture", white or otherwise?
    Seems to me that if your aspirations are merely to follow your dad into the same occupation, regardless of whether you're good at it or not, and get pissed down the boozer every day, you'll get what you deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf W View Post
    Oh Dear! This is going to make cringeworthy viewing.
    The Chav Your Say on the BBC news site on this very topic is definitely cringeworthy reading

    I was born and bread in Northamptonshire. I feel that Northampton as a town has very seriously and dramatically gone down hill very quickly. I am from a middle class back ground and would consider my self working class. Its not a simple case of my voice not being heard but a lack of trust in our current government being responsible for OUR needs. This country was made Great for taking care our citizens first and above any body else.

    Tim Haines, Northampton

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    Obviously Tim is far too cool to be considered middle class

    No, this country was made great by the slave trade and treating the working class like crap and working them half to death.

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    Sorry, did you just say something then?
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