English working class

Brexit Was Not the Voice of the Working Class nor of the Uneducated – It was of the Squeezed Middle

Lorenza Antonucci, Laszlo Horvath, and André Krouwel
LSE Blog
The authors challenge the popular view of Leave voters as those left behind educationally and financially. They explain why it is individuals from an intermediate class, whose financial position has been declining, that represent an important section of the Brexit vote.

Making Their Own History

Ingo Schmidt
Historians of the bourgeois persuasion tend to focus on the doings of major figures in history. Less emphasis is placed by them on the role of working people, often nameless and ill-remembered. Edward Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class was a methodological breakthrough in showing how a working class made itself.