Now this is really something. The issue is not, perhaps, all that relevant to the world and maybe the woman was on the right side of the debate for once but the major point is that she came close to having to meet “real people”, the population in all its unwashed magnificence.
Yep, I know it’s stretching it to call radicals like these “real people” but you see the point, of course. This is what we want for Blair, Osborne, Obama and the like – for them to actually be confronted, face to face, with the consequences of their actions, for their cocoon to spring a leak wide enough for the light to get in, to misquote Leonard Cohen.
When the “leaders” actually have to debate or meet with the people they’re f***ing over, that’s one sweet moment. One might even be tempted to ask: “How do you like being Prime Minister now?”