Unless We Are All ‘I Daniel Blake’ Nothing Will Change

It is in the interests of the political establishment to have us believe that any rights we have were given to us at the behest of a system that is essentially good, decent, and moral. Whether it’s the prohibition on child labour, the right to vote, trade union rights, the NHS, housing, or any or the rights we associate with a just society, they paint us a picture of benevolent governments working in the interests of the entire country, under which we are all treated equally and fairly as citizens with the same opportunities to succeed and attain the happiness we are taught is consonant with hard work, ability, and acceptance of the status quo.

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