Martin Bright has more on the company the soft left is keeping here
A reader called Ross emailed this morning to tell me that I was being outflanked on the left by the chief political columnist of the Daily Mail. I thought he must have been hitting the bottle early and ignored him. Then Saeed popped up in the comments to the post below and repeated the unlikely story
I checked and found not only was the Mail after me but that the director of the Fabian Society and an erratic Independent columnist had also signed a round robin to my editor, which complained that my thinking was faulty and must be corrected.
If you are tempted into going along with their complacent belief that all is well with the liberal consensus check out the case I present to the contrary in Waiting for the Etonians. Or read my original piece (link below) or just use your common sense and ask yourself when have you ever heard these people take on the enemies of their professed principles.
You will see there mountains of evidence that intellectuals, Labour ministers and nominal lefties are behaving as the Daily Mail behaved in the Thirties and going along, or making excuses for, or turning a blind eye to the movements and ideologies of the far right, and ignoring the far right’s victims in the process. (Oh yes, and letting the banking system run riot while they were about it.)
The great and the good – if that’s the right description – were complaining about my Observer column of 15 March on the willingness of Labour, the Royal Family and the judiciary to go along with Jamaat-e-Islami, a remarkably ugly religious group.
Last Sunday I wrote about the willingness of doctors to go along with remarkably ugly standards in NHS hospitals. The comment editor has just warned me that a round robin from Lord Winston, David Tennant, Miriam Stoppard and Harold Shipman is on the way.as