June 16, 2014

Portrait of Europe's Downtrodden White Working Class

Simon Kuper, Financial Times

The Associated Press

It has become one of the least understood and most discriminated-against groups in society. A study of neighbourhoods such as Higher Blackley in Manchester could change our perceptions

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