The War on Working Class Culture

29 April 2010, 5.45pm
2 Lord North Street, Westminster, SW1 (entrance on Great Peter Street)

The Democracy Institute is holding an event looking at how political elites denormalise a way of life

The War on Working Class Culture –
How Political Elites Denormalise a Way of Life

Chair – Mark Littlewood, Director General, IEA
Authors – Dr Patrick Basham, Director, Democracy Institute and Dr John Luik, Senior Fellow, Democracy Institute

This provocative Democracy Institute General Election report takes the Government and Opposition parties to task for their growing attacks on working class habits and lifestyles. The authors demonstrate the junk science behind the attacks and reveal the political elite’s real agenda – to denormalise ordinary tastes and preferences so normal behaviour becomes seen as aberrant behaviour. In challenging this elitist agenda, the authors defend the working man's (and woman's) fondness for a bet, a Big Mac, a drink, a smoke, and a tan.

Dr Basham and Dr Luik’s talk begins at 6.00pm followed by a drinks reception until 7.30pm.

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