Orwell, Priestley and the politics of the ordinary | Curio

Orwell, Priestley and the politics of the ordinary

7 mins | Jan 27, 2021

The Economist's Analysis: the politics of technocracy and ideology have left Britain badly broken. "If reviving the politics of the ordinary sounds Utopian, Marc Stears thinks that, in a small way, it is already happening. Local politicians and charities are doing it up and down the country. Every One, Every Day, an initiative in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham dedicated to the proposition that 'what people do together every day matters', has involved more than 2,000 volunteers in projects such as turning an abandoned warehouse into a workshop equipped with sewing machines and do-it-yourself equipment. Marcus Rashford, a footballer who grew up in straitened circumstances, is a master of the politics of everyday injustices. He persuaded the government to provide free school meals in the school holidays during the pandemic."

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