Tag: class

The great Class Debate @ the Oxford Union: Lisa McKenzie vs Norman Tebbit, 24 November



This House Believes The Class System is Static Irrespective of Wealth Acquisition

Speakers in Proposition:
Dr Lisa McKenzie – Author and research fellow at LSE specialising in class inequality
Kate Fox – Co-Director of Social Issues Research Centre and social anthropologist

Speakers in Opposition:
Lord Norman Tebbit – Former Chairman of Conservative Party and Employment Secretary
Tim Lott – Author, journalist, broadcaster and weekly columnist for The Guardian’s ‘Family’ section

Start date: 24/11/2016 20:30
Location: The Oxford Union

[Not sure if we can get tickets or if its membership-only. Will keep you informed!]

BBC Radio 4: Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Dr Lisa McKenzie, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Emily Thornberry MP



BBC Radio 4, 12 NOV 2016: Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from the Cambridge Union Society with the Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng, the sociologist and political activist Dr Lisa McKenzie, former senior diplomat and Ambassador to the US Sir Nigel Sheinwald, and the Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP. (more…)

Gallery: Life’s more fun with Class War



You can follow the herd. You can carry a mass-produced placard with a useless balsa stick attached. You can march in all weathers, by the thousands. You can listen to the speeches made by people you are sure you heard at the rally at the end of the last Big One. You can then take your coach or train home sure in the knowledge that you achieved… what?

Or, you identify the source of our problems – capitalism and the british class system – and fight back. Life’s more fun with Class War… (more…)