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Racism and the Politics of Privilege: New Left Project article by John Holmwood

Jake Wallis Simons, a Features writer for the Telegraph, is exercised by prejudice directed against Etonians. A photo-shopped picture of the UK Home Office’s controversial ‘Go Home or Face Arrest’ publicity vans, with the new slogan ‘Fuck off back to Eton’. Simons felt the parody was ‘an expression of hatred and prejudice’ arguing this slogan had traction from ‘primal class hatred’.

Even if we temporarily put on hold the not-insignificant issues that ‘Go Home’ is a rather stronger expression of hatred, directed at much more vulnerable people than Etonians, from the UK government no-less, there is still a huge problem with this analysis. Simons may cry class hatred, but seems to miss the fact that class hatred is already being enacted on the British people at large, from upper echelons downwards. Eton isn’t the victim here, by a long way.

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