Friday, 3 April 2009

Working class becoming more conservative

Labour and the working class go together like two peas in a pod. However, times are changing. amongst the working class conservative(with small c) values are back in fashion. But there are different by takes on this by different age groups.

The older generation (40+) have very traditional Protestant working class values of working hard. They have traditional views on the role of the sexes with mum often not working but instead looking after the home.

The 20 - 40 year olds are the Sun generation: they believe in being tough on crime, buying British and have a little Britain mentality

The younger children are 'Thatchers children reborn': They are a consequence of Laissez Faire: for them it is all about being entrepreneurial, they want to make as much money as possible and as easily as possible. "Why work in Mcdonalds when you can sell drugs".

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