The worst thing Labour could do is to ditch its "metropolitan elite liberal values" purely because it is being bullied by populists who love to bandy that phrase around. They're the same values I embraced as a provincial working-class teenager, who was desperate to hear a view of life that wasn't paranoid, suspicious, mistrustful, misogynist and racist. These were the grim corollaries of social solidarity, which emphasised sameness over difference.Wow, she could give Liz Jones lessons in utterly despising her own culture!
From direct and felt experience I appreciate that the repeated experience of unwelcome change is important to understanding aspects of a collective working-class outlook – if we can pin down such a thing. But you can't treat the symptoms of dispossession as though they're inherently worthy of preservation.Translation: 'I loathe the culture I came from and I want to do everything in my power to change it to the one I prefer, now vote for the things I want, you ignorant, miserable peasants!'.
I can't understand why this isn't going down well, can you?