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Has the UK Reached Peak Inequality?

  1. 1. HAS THE UK REACHED PEAK INEQUALITY? Danny Dorling Thursday 19 July 2018 1.00pm to 2:00pm Royals Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London What will it take to begin to descend from the peak of inequality? Figure 2.1 is from the last book:
  2. 2. '..undermine moral boundaries, inure people to the acceptance of acts of extreme cruelty. Like hounds, people have to be blooded. They have to be given the taste for savagery. Fascism does this by building up the sense of threat from a despised out-group.’ Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times, June 26 2018
  3. 3. … 12 countries in the middle (Netherlands 0.303)
  4. 4. Figure 4.3.1 Taken on July 13th 1914 at the annual Harrow verses Eton Cricket match (Lords). War within 3 weeks.
  5. 5. Figure 4.3.2 Taken in July 1937 at the annual Harrow verses Eton Cricket match (Lords). War within 3 years.
  6. 6. Martin Sorrel in 2010 at Davos, Photo by Sebastian Derungs, CC BY-SA 2.0 Peak Inequality
  7. 7. 2: Politics @FraserNelson 9 June 2017 “Jeremy Corbyn has just increased Labour's share of the vote more than any other leader in any other election sinceAttlee in 1945”
  8. 8. 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 1922 (Bonar Law) 1923 Conservative (Baldwin) 1924 Labour (MacDonald) 1929 Labour (MacDonald) 1931 Conservative/Liberal/ Nat. Labour/etc. (MacDonald) 1935 Conservative/Liberal (Baldwin) 1945 Labour (Attlee) 1950 Labour (Attlee) 1951 Conservative (Churchill) 1955 Conservative (Eden) 1959 Conservative (Macmillan, followed by Douglas- Home in 1963) 1964 Labour (Wilson) 1966 Labour (Wilson) 1970 Conservative (Heath) 1974 (February) Labour (Wilson) Minority government 1974 (October) Labour (Wilson), followed by LibLab Pact (Callaghan) 1979 Conservative (Thatcher) 1983 Conservative (Thatcher) 1987 Conservative (Thatcher) 1992 Conservative (Major) 1997 New Labour (Blair) 2001 New Labour (Blair) 2005 New Labour (Blair) 2010 Conservative/ Liberal (Cameron/Clegg) 2015 Conservative (Cameron) 2017 Conservative/DUP (May/ Foster) 1924 Conservative (Baldwin) ‘National Govern- ment’ How geographically segregated Conservative Political segregation 1910-2017 and the London local elections 2018 Minimum % of Tory voters to move to spread them equally This is what political polarization looks like
  9. 9. 3. Housing In August 2016, now almost 24 months ago, we were able to measure the start of the slow and steady housing market slump that then began to gradually spread across the country. At the same time street homelessness was rising, children spending Christmas in B&Bs reached a new high in 2017. Well over a quarter of all families with children in England now have to live in private renting, five times higher than a generation ago.
  10. 10. 4. Demography Global human population change 1820-2015
  11. 11. 5: Education Source: Dorling, D. (2017) The Equality Effect: Improving life for everyone, Oxford: New Internationalist
  12. 12. 1.39 1.35 1.33 1.29 1.32 1.26 1.23 1.18 1.19 1.13 1.10 1.08 1.12 1.02 1.18 1.05 1.13 1.19 1.00 1.05 1.10 1.15 1.20 1.25 1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 2001 Q1 2002 Q1 2003 Q1 2004 Q1 2005 Q1 2006 Q1 2007 Q1 2008 Q1 2009 Q1 2010 Q1 2011 Q1 2012 Q1 2013 Q1 2014 Q1 2015 Q1 2016 Q1 2017 Q1 2018 Q1 6: Health Age-standardised mortality rate, deaths registered in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar), 2001 to 2018; England https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/quarterlymortalityreports/januarytomarch2018
  13. 13. 7: Future The cover photograph of this book was taken by Kristian Buss on 14 November 2011 in London. It shows partygoers from the fictional Swillindon club, who tried and failed to gain entry to the Lord Mayor’s Banquet that evening. On being ejected by the police, they joined the Occupy LSX protest at St Paul’s Cathedral. During his speech at that banquet, David Cameron, the then Prime Minister, boasted that he now had ‘an opportunity to begin to refashion the EU so it better serves this nation’s interests …’. Collectively, the EU was in a much better bargaining position than he and his government were. Every country within the EU was by then more economically equitable and mostly better run by better politicians than those of the UK.
  14. 14. 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Public Expenditure (%GDP) International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Economic Outlook Databasefor October, Washington, DC, IMF, 2010/2012/15 http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2015/02/weodata/index.aspx updated with 2018 data form the IMF Finland France Denmark Belgium Austria Sweden Italy Portugal Norway Germany Netherlands Greece Spain United Kingdom The last graph! The austerity to come
  15. 15. Conclusion “When change truly happens it at first strikes seasoned commentators as frankly impossible – a pipe-dream; then undesirable and full of negative consequences; then ‘just about possible’ once the clamour for change becomes overwhelming. Finally change happens and their memories change with it. They will say that they believed in the change as desirable all along; they somehow saw it coming and so, too, were on the right side of history. Then we can all forget that just a few years ago they had so vehemently opposed the change, had justified the status quo, were so very scornful, and ultimately wrong. That matters little. It is just history. What matters is ensuring that we are now at the peak and starting on our way down. It’s a long way down.” (first and partly written on 28th May 2016, updated in June 2018) “Why Corbyn’s moral clarity could propel him to No. 10” – The shift has started, it no longer relies on one person.

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