..at least, on the subject of chavs*:
Chavs really are the gifts that keep on giving – in their case, giving utterly worthless people the chance to lash out at an underprivileged group without feeling the hot hand of the law on their cold shoulder.
‘Underprivileged’..? Julie, you’re conflating chavdom with poverty, aren’t you?
… I have noticed many times over the past decade that chav-baiters are often joyless, sex-starved skinflints who envy chavs more than they despise them. I’ve also noticed that a large number of those who use the word are people who would be considered at the bottom end of the social scale themselves.
So yes, any stuck-up halfwit out there who still uses this vile word, don’t feel proud of yourselves. You condemn yourself, not others, every time you say it. But that’s a good thing, as when it comes to identifying the social racists among us, every little helps.
Has Johann Hari crawled into the skin of Julie Birchill like that giant bug in ‘Men In Black’?