Tory budget continues to drive Disraeli's single nation apart
Disraeli argued that at the time there were two competing societies - one made up of largely well-to-do people who either owned and farmed the land or were part of the burgeoning business class, and the other made up of the people who had become the wage slaves of the factories or were eking out an existence in the countryside.
There are now two nations in the UK. One which has managed to work through the last decade despite the economic and social dislocation, and another which faces a daily struggle often undertaking more than one job, in debt, facing tough daily decisions on what to afford and trying to protect others in the family, especially children.
From David's subsequent column: https://goo.gl/zBWGGX