I was born into the upper middle class, and here I remain. Had I been born in a council estate, I’m pretty sure I’d still be living in a council estate. When we object to meritocracy it is...
The Occupy movement is not utopian. It is more realistic than its liberal critics.
Historian Antony Beevor and actress Joanna Lumley at Buxton Festival on the 12th July, 2012. Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17, 0845 127 2190, £10
Historian Joan Reid at the Benjamin Franklin House on the 23rd July, 2012. Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven St, WC2, 020 7839 2006, £5
Writer Pankaj Mishra at the London School of Economics on the 30th July, 2012. LSE Old Theatre, Houghton St, WC2, 020 7955 6043, free
Politician Tom Watson at Ways with Words festival on the 9th July 2012. Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9, 01803 867 373, £9
The UK Independence Party is a serious threat to the Conservatives
Best strategy for the Lib Dems? More of the same
The Occupiers' disdain for everyday democracy brings them dangerously close to their neoliberal foes.