Sorry, Meghan and Greta, your liberal ‘wokeness’ is a backwards ...


Sorry, Meghan and Greta, your liberal ‘wokeness’ is a backwards fantasy

In a fast-moving world, these regressive, self-involved metropolitans have no solutions to offer Earth's crises

Sherelle Jacobs

Among the most sanctimonious myths of our time is the one that, in a BBC gospel drawl, describes the UK’s Leave voters as “left behind”. The lost souls of Britain are, in fact, its bewildered liberal elite.

Take the Duchess of Sussex’s decision to edit next month’s Vogue magazine. The act in itself is, of course, an error: this metropolitan bible of gaunt aspiration, pored over with miserable reverence in hair salons across the nation, is one of Britain’s most retrograde luxury brands. But worse still is the edition’s cover, which celebrates 15 women who are “trailblazing change-makers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers”.

As suggested by the air-whipping rush of an empty blurb, the selection of females is depthlessly “woke”. It is an uncomfortable non-coincidence that most of the choices happen to be both ethnic minority models or actors, and mediocre “change-makers”...

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