Rumours of Macwhirter’s demise are clearly only mostly true. The cantankerous one, on this occasion, does ask the obvious question of Brown’s plain daft suggestion that England is progressive.
Boy do they prefer the Tories, even under the wholly dysfunctional neo-BNP Johnson regime:
I’ve often wondered how we/they got to this point where working-class English folk in the South vote against their economic interests.
I’ve just finished:
In it, he makes an interesting suggestion based on these two maps:
The Church of England and its affluent middle-class, business-oriented, individualist, ‘superior’ (to the Northerners and Celts) emerged in the same area as the similar, Romanised, villa-based society in Roman Britain 1 000 years before.
Conservative vote is strongest in those same, contemporary, affluent, business-oriented, individualist areas where the working-class believe they too are superior to the Northerners and Celts.