Observations with Richard Beecham: Fixing the nation – or a race to the bottom?

FIXING BRITAIN IDS thinks he is.

FIXING BRITAIN IDS thinks he is.

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It was during a previous life – one of little responsibility, minimum wage and untidy living arrangements – when I encountered a fiery colleague on his lunch break with plenty to say.

“You see ’em, don’t you?” his mouth would rasp, in-between gnaws on a family-size shepard’s pie. “They walk around with fags in their mouths and fifteen pushchairs, and call their kids names like ‘McKenzie Calvin Klein’.”

Every lunchtime would be peppered with his interesting, yet ill-informed rants against a sub-section of society that I suspected didn’t really exist.


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