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What happened to the British ruling class?
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Something very strange is happening in British politics, and it’s not just the rise of Jeremy Corbyn. For centuries, the British ruling class has been one of the most stable and successful in the entire world. Yet in 2018, the institutions underpinning their rule seem to be in a state of permanent crisis - from the Conservative Party, to the media, to the banks. What happened to our ruling class? And how should we react?

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What has happened to Britain's ruling class? by Richard Seymour. An expanded version of his talk. (2018-09-25)


Richard Seymour

Writer, broadcaster & activist and author of several books, including ‘Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics’. He blogs at Lenin’s Tomb.

Dawn Foster

Guardian columnist who writes on politics, social affairs and economics

Maya Goodfellow

Journalist and academic

Adam Ramsay

Adam Ramsay is the Co-Editor of openDemocracyUK and also works with Bright Green. Before, he was a full time campaigner with People & Planet.

Ellie Mae O'Hagan

Freelance Journalist