The left was the traditional home of the working class. But in the US and the UK, France and Italy, the working class are increasingly voting for the right, and traditional loyalties to the left are being abandoned. At the same time the powerbase of the left has shifted towards the professional middle class.
Should we celebrate the end of class based politics? Or has left and right itself changed with the left becoming a conservative defender of professional interest and the right a supporter of working class aspiration? Or are traditional class categories still important - it's just that voters have failed to identify their true class interests?
World-renowned political satirist PJ O'Rourke, leading British Conservative Party politician Jesse Norman, and Jeremy Corbyn ally Dawn Butler wrestle with the relevance of class. Executive editor of Politics at HuffPost UK, Paul Waugh, hosts.