He talks about that in the book. I think he even puts the name Class War in inverted commas to express his retrospective amusement and disdain.
That article is really good craner, I didn’t know anything about oliver letwin but he seemed to cut a slightly blundering nebbish figure whenever I got a glimpse in the news last year, had no idea about his romantic childhood in the free market salon ! That bit was great very sexed up.
I like how you get a good sense of the various motives of people involved beyond a vague notion of “ambition” or “entitlement”, on the one hand letwins conscious self mythologising desire to rein in the rampaging populist wing of the tories and promote “the life chances of the least advantaged”, and on the other the implicit need to impress the grown ups at mummy and daddy’s dinner table .
Can’t really comment on the bit about the lefts attack on thatcher being purely tactical and stylistic because I don’t know anything but that section does feel convincing . Certainly feels like it applies to any soundbite critiques of boris and co that make it into mainstream news .
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