The Football Lads Alliance is a working-class movement – and the political class wants to ignore it

Politicians are always going on about ‘the voiceless’. By which they usually mean poor and working-class people. People who have been shunted from public life and never get to air their concerns. At the Conservative party conference Theresa May styled herself ‘voice of the voiceless’ (before, too ironically, becoming voiceless herself). Impeccably bred Corbynistas, all bleeding-heart ABC1s, dream of giving a leg-up to the little people and having more working-class voices in politics. Which makes it odd, then, that on Saturday, London hosted one of the largest working-class demonstrations of recent years and these weepers for the voiceless said nothing. Nada. Zilch.

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  • k2

    It seems to me that there is a bigger and bigger gap between the wealthy and empowered and the poor and disempowered in our societies. The middle class is disappearing and a society that has none, that is essentially rich and poor, will not be a peaceful or contented one. On the contrary, something is bound to give, and to give violently: how many times has history demonstrated this?

    • It is inevitable.

    • Malcolm Y

      The gods of the copybook headings will always return with a vengeance. You can’t deny that fire burns and get away with it for long.