The characterisation of Londoners as socially detached and economically privileged is not only inaccurate, it is deeply damaging to social cohesion across the UK.
A July 2018 report by Trust for London and NatCen looks at the attitudes of Londoners and how they compare across the rest of Britain.
Key findings include:
- 51% of Londoners are engaged in politics
- Only 40% of Londoners are living comfortably on their current income
- 60% of Scots fall left of the political spectrum
The report also finds that:
- On politics, Londoners and Scots share remarkably similar political views despite the geographical distance.
- On welfare and government spending, Londoners tended to express more pro- welfare views compared with those in other regions.
- Work and education appear to be an area of substantial common ground for Londoners and other regions.