To think middle-class Guardian reading lefties, really are morally superior to their rabid Daily Mail/Telegraph reading counterparts?

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ComposHat Sun 05-May-13 01:47:49

Posh lefty handwringers/Champagne Socialists/The Islington mafia call them what you like, but I think they are unfairly maligned.

Because in purely self economic terms it would be more beneficial to adopt a right wing stance and advocate less taxation, cuts in stamp duty and inheritance tax, yet they take an opposing view in the interests of fairness and justice.

By contrast, Middle/upper class Tories act largely in their own interest.

EmmyFlavs Wed 08-May-13 19:39:04

The Body!!! LOL

Dawndonna Wed 08-May-13 22:19:05

No more amazed than some of us are at people who come onto a thread obviously designed for people other than them to have a pathetic pop.
Ah well, each to their own.
Personally, I go to the Guardian so that I don't have to read hysterical nonsense. I like my journalism well thought out, accurate and with words that contain more than two syllables.

Lazyjaney Wed 08-May-13 22:50:47

"Personally, I go to the Guardian so that I don't have to read hysterical nonsense. I like my journalism well thought out, accurate and with words that contain more than two syllables"

The option are not just the Grauniad or 1 syllable hysterical nonsense you know!

BTW that nice lefty Guardian has a nice righty tax avoiding capitalist ownership structure. Probably mirrors it's naice MC reader base, really...

Arisbottle Wed 08-May-13 22:57:10

I agree Lazey, I find intelligent journalism is all the papers I read, bar the DM,

EmmyFlavs Thu 09-May-13 01:41:06

The paper's readership is generally on the mainstream left of British political opinion: a MORI poll taken between April and June 2000 showed that 80% of Guardian readers were Labour Party voters;[95] according to another MORI poll taken in 2005, 48% of Guardian readers were Labour voters and 34% Liberal Democrat voters.[96] The newspaper's reputation as a platform for liberal and left-wing opinions has led to the use of the epithet "Guardian reader" as a label for middle-class people holding such views,[97][98] or sometimes as a negative stereotype of such people as middle class, earnest and politically correct.

A safe steretyping regarding Guarian readers I think.

Mimishimi Thu 09-May-13 02:37:36

No, because the increased taxes they advocate don't actually go to help those in need ( or very little of it does) but to line the pockets of feckless social do-gooders who know nothing of business or the world outside the gilded 'leadership' ideals they've been brought up with in their tony private schools. The rest goes to military spending. The paper is ostensibly antiwar whilst skirting around and sometimes supportingthe central "big lies" that have brought us to that immoral nadir..ie 9/11 and 7/7. The Daily Mail is actually quite informative if you treat it as a "read between the lines" activity..I do think it's intellectually superior to gather information from a multitude of sources, regardless of their political bent. Moral superiority comes with what you do with that information, not the mere and dubious virtue of reading the 'naice' newspapers.

Springdiva Thu 09-May-13 03:12:26

This do-gooder attitude is a bit scary imo.

I mean the government debt is still rising, all these supposedly cruel cuts have not stopped the debt rising, they are only stopping the debt rising as fast, as it stands we are still landing our DCs with a horrendous burden which will destroy their quality of life, and Britain as we know it.

Yet, despite this, we have all these lefties berating the government and wanting more services and less cuts.

We need loads more cuts so that the debt is removed, then we can be benevolent lefties. But you all seem hell bent on destruction.

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