Even more disorienting for me is a piece in today's Guardian in which Chris Grayling correctly identifies a group of males in society who "lack social skills and a sense of responsibility. They hang around on street corners, and get sucked into crime and anti-social behaviour. They struggle to find worthwhile work, if they are looking for work at all."
It's woth pointing out that there is nothing new in groups of white working class males who are generally unskilled & have had either a poor education record or a family background whose culture was inimical to educational achievement. Once upon a time, however, such men could be relied upon to do the most basic of manual jobs. Not any more. Most of those jobs died out through a combination of technology & the Thatcher years.
Therefore the males in question are left to their own devices.