The stand-out political commentator on the riots is not a leftie or liberal progressive type but Peter Oborne of the Daily Telegraph. Already in his analysis of ‘the political class’ Oborne had been spot on but here he shows how the rich have changed into what he calls ‘the feral rich’. His road to Damascus moment seems to have been a dinner party in Kensington where the super-rich were discussing the North/South divide – not of the country but of Kensington High street!! The feral rich are the bankers, the hedge funders, the finanicial speculators, property developers and their political front men who are modern versions of loadsamoney but waving yachts at you rather than tenners.They are truly a bunch of degenerates.
I think Oborne’s analysis off the feral rich is widely shared by our class. Yesterday I had a call from Radio5 to go on a programe about the riots. the rearcher told me they had been amazed by the calls they were getting. About 50% were RABID ABOUT RIOTERS but the other 50% were RABID ABOUT THE RICH. The bankers, politicians and Murdoch men are getting away with it – one law for them another law for us is a widely held view. I don’t think there has been such a build up of anti-ruling class feeling in the UK since 1940.A big claim to make I agree. Cameron is floundering – announcing new laws every day. He reminds me of John Major’s BACK TO BASICS campaign which blew up in his face. Every one of Cameron’s get tough measures will turn to unworkable fiasco. Evict the family of rioters – there will be thousands there to resist eviction. But defensive measures will soon give way to the possibilities of going on the attack. ‘EVICT THE RICH’ was once just a slogan…..but soon? THE FERAL RICH have opened up the CLASS WAR – it’ll be up to our class to win it.