Which unfortunate group of people are being described in the Independent this morning?

Self pitying,

Always-wretched and complaining,

Stupid, and


Give up?

They also engage in boring monologues, envy others, start riots and vote for demagogues.

Still don’t know?

The answer: members of the white working-class – at least according to columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

I’m forced to wonder just how many members of the working-class the double-barrelled, Oxford-educated OBE recipient has actually met, if these pejorative adjectives accurately sum up her feelings.