Wednesday 22 October 2008

Chavgate: an apology

Perhaps its a blessing that Next Left was not up and running during 'chavgate' in July.

My esteemed colleague Tom Hampson penned a short and rather moderate Fabian Review piece arguing that nobody who considers themselves progressive should use this term of 'class hatred', and then escaped on his holidays so the rest of us could face the music as debate raged around the world.

Over on The Social Work Blog, Andrew Mickel couldn't see the point at all.

Now, he's been mugged not by reality, but by the Daily Mail - and rather gracefully explains why he's changed his mind, even going so far as to write 'I was wrong'.

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