The Country Life

Blair’s Britain Class 3

In this class, we looked at the growing urban-rural divide in Britain.

The whole idea of ‘Cool Britannia’ that was strongest around 1997 was modern, urban and related to the industrial working classes. Many people felt excluded, and this feeling found a focus in the controversy about foxhunting, soon after the election of the New Labour government.

In reaction to the threat against hunting, a political movement, called the ‘Countryside Alliance’, was founded. The Countryside Alliance later came to campaign on behalf of country people on a variety of other issues. These included rural housing, services, the environment, farming and the rural economy.

You can download the presentation for this class here:

Blair’s Britain Class 3: The Country Life

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