In truth, as anybody who has ever been mugged can tell you, society’s most disadvantaged can be right bastards.

Check my privilege? I have, thanks. You’re still wrong


The fact that ‘Check your privilege!’ has even become a thing is symptomatic of the modern tragedy of the British left. This is what happens to a political movement when it gets colonised by sanctimonious, humourless, self-loathing middle-class hypocrites, perhaps of just the sort I’d be myself if I were devoid of any irony, wit or self-knowledge.

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