Thank you for reprinting the superb critique of Orwell's Road To Wigan Pier by Harry Pollitt (M Star February 21).
It is witty in places, has a clear class analysis, damning of Orwell's pretentious approach to the working class and accurately exposes the bourgeois credentials of Orwell.
These were later revealed in his anti-socialist fairytale Animal Farm.
Pollitt's attack on the insulting manner by which Orwell describes working people's appearances or manners has parallels today.
The rabid right-wing press attacks unemployed and disabled people as "benefit scroungers," and uses demeaning images of working people to often accompany their insults.
Harry Pollitt always stood up for the working class and never betrayed them or his principles, unlike Orwell who turned super-grass to British intelligence.
Please reprint more articles by Harry Pollitt and others.
They are just as relevant today as when they were first written.
If you appreciated this article then please consider donating to the Morning Star's Fighting Fund to ensure we can keep developing your paper.
Donate to the Fighting Fund here