David Cameron, the prime minister of Conservatives, prior to the lections of 2008 had appeared in Glassgow and gave a vision of broken Britain’ for the first time. In his speech, he admitted the effects caused by destruction of industries and its disastrous outcomes on jobs and aspirations of people. What is actually meant was formulation of wrong policies which curbed the interests and wellbeing of middle- class Britons. People who were around and below poverty line and people facing social exclusion were his chief concerns. He placed their problem on similar grounds of importance with other national problems like obesity, consumption of drugs and alcohol. He insisted that problems in society arise as direct “consequence of the choices people make”. This view of broken Britain is shared by most British citizens. Glassgow’s residents had suffered though the phrases said by Cameron (Jones, 2011, p. 73).
Politics, more precisely liberalism had played a major role in breaking it further. While endorsing his “semi- apocalyptic” vision of Britain being broken into pieces, the working middle class and lower middle class sections were first held responsible and then shown as victims. This duality in policy led to division of opinions among millions of Britons all across the state. Added to it, since then whenever there occurred any tragic incident or mishap happened, political leaders tried their level best to exemplify them and support their own respective views. All these did nothing but infuriated the common people. Several surveys and studies have reflected the growing contempt. The working class or middle class average Britons were targeted by both the parties belong to right and left (Jones, 2011, p. 73). ...Show more