That bit at the end of the New Statesman article about the Dimes Square attitude potentially making its way into the institutions they criticise and invalidating their claims of detachment seems too credulous of their politics.
The impression I get is they just find 'woke liberals' really irritating and go from there.
If the institutions ever did end up following their lead then I imagine they'd just pivot to something else to remain on the outside, that or they'd just be happy to have assumed the dominant position.
From where I’m standing (in America) this is 100% spot-on.
I do find it amusing that this of all forums has made them and the malignant cultural force they represent a target of critique. Not saying this in a “you care too much” way, in fact I find it weirdly comforting so many here see this grift for what it is, when many of my peers/age-cohort seem to insist its totally innocuous, or else its just the air theyre uncritically breathing in a desperate effort to appear intelligent and above the fray (listening to overconfidently delivered quasi-ironic ‘culture’ drivel on a podcast is a funny way of going about that).