This piece of work by Runnymede Trust argues that this government has chosen a moment of national crisis to drive a wedge within the working class, framed around the notion of white marginalisation. This government would have us believe the white working class are held back because of the gains made by minority groups, rather than as the result of decades of underinvestment.
This politics of blame only encourages one vulnerable community to resent other vulnerable communities, while doing nothing to assist anyone to escape the shackles of their privation and poverty. Rather than inciting division, we believe our government needs to focus on solutions and reflect a community that recognises we have more in common than that which divides us.
Runnymede Trust’s new public engagement piece, 1 Working Class, puts forward an alternative way to address the shared problems of the working class: Commence Section 1 of the Equality Act.