How Do We End Class Privilege and Become a Better Society? Polly Toynbee
How do we become a more equal society, promote better mobility and end inequality? Journalist, author and broadcaster Polly Toynbee joins us to discuss class privilege.
Polly Toynbee has spent her life working for social change. She comes from a privileged family – which she explores in her new book, An Uneasy Inheritance: My Family and Other Radicals – where each member was committed to left-wing causes and railing against injustice. When you have such a background, where does that leave ideals of class equality?
In this discussion with journalist Jenny Lacey, Toynbee talks about the myth of mobility, the guilt of privilege, and asks for a truly honest conversation about class in Britain.
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Polly Toynbee is a journalist, author and broadcaster. A Guardian columnist, she was formerly the BBC’s social affairs editor.
Jenny Lacey was for many years an award-winning radio presenter, working for LBC and for the BBC. She was the BBC’s Education Correspondent for the South West, and became Managing Editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire and then BBC Radio Bristol.
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