Ideological purity: It’s great when you can afford it

John Mann makes an interesting observation:

Hidden from the discussion of Labour’s big increase in membership is any analysis of who has joined as fee paying individual members, but a deeper examination will show that it is overwhelmingly the middle classes who are joining. One street in Islington North, with owner-occupiers living in multi-million pound properties, had 40 people over a 12 week period join the Party.

Allow me to refer you to something I linked to earlier.

One thought on “Ideological purity: It’s great when you can afford it

  1. Interesting observation. I also find the left and the greens here in Sweden full of middle class people more obsessed with their own goodness/purity/etc than with real solidarity.

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