[Marxism] Corbyn and Brexit

Tim Nelson nelsontim86 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 21:20:08 MST 2019


I don't think the NRS social grading is necessarily the best way to divide
people in terms of class. Correct me if I'm wrong, but many so-called "C1s"
could also be described as white collar workers, while many "C2s" would
include the self-employed?

Irrespective, I think it's important to emphasize that there was a division
within the class in how it voted in the referendum, and this was reflected
in the swing in the election. Working class people in the cities, BME
workers, young workers and trade union members were more likely to vote
Remain, and more likely to vote Labour in the election.

On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> On 12/17/19 10:45 AM, mkaradjis . wrote:
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> https://newleftreview.org/issues/II100/articles/susan-watkins-casting-off>
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> > Not sure about the two-thirds of the working class voting Brexit in
> > 2016. According to Wayne Asher in International Socialism, referring to
> > the extremely detailed Ashcroft data analysis of the brexit
> > votehttp://isj.org.uk/the-left-and-brexit/#footnote-10080-13-backlink
> > <http://isj.org.uk/the-left-and-brexit/#footnote-10080-13-backlink> :
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> Actually, Susan Watkins draws from the same Ashcroft data for her
> numbers. For another statistical analysis that is consistent with her
> take, check:
> https://www.statista.com/statistics/518395/brexit-votes-by-social-class/
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