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Reaching out to the Middle Class Doesn’t Exclude the Poo – “The Unfinished Revolution: How New Labour Changed British Politics Forever” – Philip Gould

January 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Campaigning, Electoralism, Politics, Progressive Politics, UK Labour, United Kingdom

But (Stanley) Greenberg’s central insight was that reaching out to the middle class does not exclude the poor; in fact, it does the opposite: ‘Most poor people also work, or want to work, and identify strongly with middle-class aspirations of security and upward mobility.’ By reaching out to the middle class it is possible to build a coalition that includes the poor and is able to help the poor by winning government.

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