In today’s thing in the DT about “How to turn the underclass around”, I detect a note of optimism in the writer. But this is misplaced because he’s advocating the use of solutions still within the compass of the providers of the original problem.
The Underclass was specifically and deliberately created to become what it now is. Too many hapless people have been subsumed into it whether they were aware of that or not, over the last 40-50 years or so. Some families comprising parts of it are now three generations old. It was a purposeful ad strategically-focussed creation, to do what it now does: absorb vast resources wrested from taxation, cause the employment of legions of GramscoFabiaNazis, and provide a votariat (which preferably can’t read postal-voting-forms) for the paymasters of the apparatchiks to keep british governments taxing real workers to pay for all this GFN superstructure.
Sometimes I wonder why I bother to write this stuff over, and over, and over again. And again. So that’s why I say it’s too late.