European social divide gaping wider

Posted: October 29, 2012 in Euro, News
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Silver Lining

by Kian Mokhtari, source

A chatty London cab driver keeps repeating, “Yeah mate, it’s all been sewn up ‘ere in London, we’ll all be movin’ to Mars next mate”. And you can hear the same story over and over again from folk in Europe’s better-off capital cities.

Each nation’s capital city has become so expensive that only very select groups of people can afford to live there: the elite and their servants.

There are no longer any excuses made, no pretense is dispensed and common courtesy is unceremoniously out of the window. The demise of the middle classes in Western Europe is absolute. An unemployed friend, previously an accounting assistant jokes that she has been replaced by an IPhone, and sadly she is not off the mark by much at all.

The middle classes were first relegated to the suburbs to make way for “their betters”. But price fixing and…

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