If the recent British election has taught us anything about left-wing politics, it’s that the elites are becoming increasingly out of step with the public. In what was a complete shock to its leadership, the British Labour Party endured devastating losses in working-class constituencies and nowhere near enough gains in metropolitan bubbles (like Putney) to make up for it.

The most likely person to vote Labour now is a young, university-educated, middle-class woman.

A broader trend here is that where lefty-ism used to be about class, about the working man being able to have enough to feed himself and his family, it is now about identity. Ricky Gervais was correct. This kind of politics is as self-defeating as it is risible.