Classist crap

The South Essex Heckler - Archive

On Monday 15th June, lockdown restrictions were eased with a number of ‘non essential’ shops allowed to open, albeit with fairly strict physical distancing protocols in place. Obviously with limits on the number of shoppers allowed in a store, that will mean queues outside of the shops.

Images of queues outside the shops started to circulate on social media along with a fair few snarky comments about ‘rampant consumerism’. When it came to the queues outside the budget clothing chain, Primark, some posters on social media saw it as licence to vent their vile anti-working class prejudices.

Budget clothing chains aren’t an aspirational shopping destination. In an economy with a growing number of people on low incomes and in increasingly precarious forms of work, cheap clothing is the only option if they are to manage very tight budgets. Buying more durable but much more expensive items of clothing would throw…

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