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These types of business were patronised by the wives of "tradesmen and mechanics" and the lower middle classes, and they made all parts of the garment, including the simple but labour-intensive skirt.
Were more members of the lower middle classes more respectable because they believed that their social standing could depend upon it?
If the main parties are implementing policies that hit not just the poor but theworking classes and lower middle classes and seem determined to grind them into further poverty and distress, the minor disturbance in London and even the anti-Poll Tax and 1984 miners'' strike violence will seem trivial in comparison with what will be the inevitable consequences.

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