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Owen’s practical demonstration of Marx’s theory of surplus economics is possibly the most famous scene in The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. It is a powerful moment, told with great humour. It laid bare the ‘trick’ that the capitalist class uses to extort labour from the working...

Scarlett and I weren’t christened. I think our mother was put off church by having a Bishop for a father. But we did get assigned ‘godparents’ of sorts. And Scarlett’s godfather used to send her a very handsome book every birthday - starting with hardback illustrated...