And while I’m sure Ms Tapui was a great housekeeper, why do we need to bring over someone from the South Seas to do a job that literally millions of Britain’s native welfare teat-sucking walking invalids could do?
It’s not just because many of the natives would probably ransack the house: upper-middle class London liberals prefer to be served by foreigners. They prefer their wine to be brought to them by Poles, they prefer their houses to be cleaned by Lithuanians, and they prefer their children looked after by Chinese women. Not only are people from these countries both more well-brought up, grateful and obsequious, but one does not need to feel so worried about the inequalities of life.
The liberal elite believe in such things as comprehensive education and social justice. Many of them are embarrassed about their background and accent. Having a working-class Englishman around means having to awkwardly drop one’s aitches or make small-talk about football. The native English speakers might see the works by Naomi Klein, Michael Moore or Will Hutton on one’s bookshelf and sneer with contempt.
Working-class firebrands on both Left and Right wonder why New Labour abandoned the working class in favour of radical campus politics that did nothing about unemployment, but the obvious reason is that it suited their lifestyle and wallet. It costs nothing to believe in anti-racism, cultural relativism, whites-only feminism and all the other tenets of the creed – in many ways it’s actually profitable.
Friday, 18 September 2009
Why liberal elites prefer third-world servants
Ed West suggests Patricia Scotland's preference for a third-world maid rather than a gobby chav single mum from the nearest housing estate is just par for the course for our liberal elite;