A bad week for Cameron as even Paul Goodman at the The Tory Diary blog hammered him over a lack of leadership exhibited in the face of unruly backbenchers.
Phil from A Very Public Sociologist blog discusses one overlooked aspect of UKIP’s rise: the core of their support consists of old men uncomfortable with the pace of social change and evolving gendered identities. Unsurprisingly then, “UKIP’s whole populist platform is sharp cornered and macho.”
Laurie Penny explains in The Guardian how “society’s unwillingness to let go of the tired old ‘breadwinner’ model of masculinity contributes” to the distress that is undoubtedly being felt by men.
Danny Dorling, writing for the New Statesman, explains ‘How social mobility got stuck‘ in the UK.
Chris Dillow of the Stumbling and Mumbling blog digs out what Adam Smith actually thought about immigration from the legendary thinker’s writings.