Michael Abinnett
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Generation 2015 profiles: Michael Abbinnett

I'm 23, and from Middlesbrough. I'm an unemployed graduate from a working-class background and struggling to make my degree worth something.

I love education and learning new things so I'll never regret going to university and getting a degree. However, I also have no job.

Being on the dole involves boredom, rejection and hoop-jumping.

The party leaders seem to have had the privileged lives some of us can only dream about. As politics is becoming more and more middle-class, it's more important than ever that working-class people of all ages get involved.

A meritocracy is fundamental to the fair society we should all be aspiring to but sadly too many barriers make that more difficult for some than others.

This is why I'm interested in politics.

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  • 30 Mar 2015
  • From the section UK
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