A Question of Inequality

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Sat 28 Sep

The UK is one of the most unequal societies in Europe and social mobility is declining. Why does it matter? And what can be done about it? Our three panelists have personal experience of the issue. Former Home Secretary turned memoirist Alan Johnson has written extensively about his journey from a London slum to the Cabinet table; Lord Bird founded The Big Issue after a troubled childhood and spells in prison; and Kerry Hudson has written one of the most talked about books of the year, Lowborn, a deeply personal exploration of poverty in Britain today. [103]