Reviews and comment from the Demon Crew - creative writers at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Monday, 9 March 2015

'a social war against all'

The short film, The Condition of the Working Class, sets out to explore the differences between working-class Britain in 1844 as described by Friedrich Engels and working-class Britain of today.

I was shocked, yet not surprise,d at how static this country has remained. Britain is bound by tradition, scared of change and just as in 1844, in the midst of a 'social war against all'.

Like most present, I found the film funny, charming and, most importantly, honest, conveying the struggle of hard-working people in this country.

Once again the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. So, when will we stop living in the past, stand up and be counted? When will 1844 be a distant memory?

Charlotte Batey

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