Modern Times, Victorian Minds.

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(First published March 24th 2013)

On Saturday, I awoke to the news that Ukip were announcing their plan to prohibit benefit claimants from purchasing cigarettes and alcohol at their party conference later on in the day. Coincidentally, I have also just finished reading ‘Shadows of the Workhouse’ by the late Jennifer Worth. It occurred to me that attitudes towards poorer members of society by the majority of politicians and, sadly, many members of the public today are no different to the attitudes of many people in Victorian England. Continue reading