A YouGov poll commissioned last month by Blairite think tank Progress found that 36 per cent of middle-class voters regarded themselves as left-wing while only 28 per cent of working-class voters did.
On the face of it this might well be the case as tabloids, which are the most-read newspapers in Britain, do not adopt a progressive outlook. The same applies to most TV programmes too.
One would believe this could make the campaign against Tory cuts an uphill struggle.
But the onslaught against the rights and conditions of ordinary people regardless of their outlook may govern their attitude to the Tories' plan.
It shows the need for the Morning Star.
Anyway, both Marx and Lenin were middle class and Engels if anything was a member of the ruling class.