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07 February 2018

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Robin Carmody

re. the last line of your quote here, Blatchford was very much the original Daily Mail Socialist.

Robin Carmody

... in other words, Blatchford is the main originator of the tendency that people like Neil Clark, David Lindsay, Steve Hall and Ken Bell are all, in their varying ways, part of - people who were right behind Corbyn until grime artists got behind him, which for them was an active case against.

I once baffled a supposed expert on this territory by describing Manic Street Preachers' "Elvis Impersonator, Blackpool Pier" as "not merely Hoggartist, but authentically *Blatchfordian*" - and he even thought the former must be a reference to Simon.

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