Philosophers, Porters, Parsons and Parvenus
What do you say to the elections in the factory districts? Once again the proletariat has discredited itself terribly... Every where the proletariat is the tag, rag and bobtail of the officiai parties, and if any party has gained strength among the new voters, it is the Tories... [I]t can not be denied that the increase in the working-class voters has brought the Tories more than their simple percentage increase; it has improved their relative position... The parson has shown unexpected power and so has the cringing to respectability. Not a single working-class candidate has a ghost of a chance, but my Lord Tumnoddy or any parvenu snob could have the workers’ votes with pleasure.
KeywordsTrade Union Political Behaviour Labour Party Industrial Labour Class Politics
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