We can’t have a society where the state and the media construe this racialised pecking order – infused with the poisons of fear and ignorance – without expecting some clown somewhere to take it seriously.
By the very means with which the right has crept back to power and influence in Europe and the United States it has changed the rules that govern ordinary, decent liberal democracy.
It’s plain to see that if the Conservative government is in the business of governing then it is as much use as a chocolate oven glove.
The Sun has led the tabloid press in calling for his sacking from Match of the Day – that bastion of English nationalism – and set upon him the hordes of nasty, small-minded, and illiterate Twitter trolls.
England’s tabloid media has made a tradition of being on the wrong side of history. It has been so consistent in this that one is almost led to the conclusion that being wrong, especially when it isolates and hurts minorities, is the point.