Danny Dorling

Wednesday, October 4 2017 at 7:30PM

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Danny Dorling

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Political opinion in the UK in 2017 changed at a faster rate than it has changed in many decades. This statement is true if the measure of opinion used is voting intension in polling in May, or the swing in the general election held in June. The Labour Party raised the issue of economic inequality repeatedly during the election campaign. The Conservative election manifesto advocated meritocracy as a solution, maintaining inequalities but trying to ensure that those who deserve the most get the most. So who are the special people, and does rewarding them much more than others really benefit all? Or has the UK become an example of political incorrectness gone mad? As it is now the European country with the widest income inequalities of them all.

Danny Dorling is a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford. He has also worked in Sheffield, Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand, went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, and grew up in Oxford. He has published over forty books including many atlases and Injustice: Why social inequalities still persist in 2015; A Better Politics: How government can make us happier in 2016; and The Equality Effect in 2017.

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