I was struck, during Godfrey Bloom’s Today interview earlier this week, as to where he thinks “ordinary people” are.
The pub, the golf club and the rugby club
I see. That’s a rather restrictive set of environs. I am sure that there are “ordinary people” in those places, as there are everywhere else. (Presumably, by “pubs” he refers particularly to those little nexus of male bores next to the bar in especially Dog and Duckish pubs.) But it strikes me that Mr Bloom chooses to mention places with a history of male white middle-class domination and slightly squiffy “put them all up against a wall and throw away the key”-type discussions.
As an aside, I notice that Bloom keeps mentioning “President Bongo of the Gambon”. Obviously Bloom is a fan of the “Star in a reasonably priced car” feature on Top Gear. That figures.