Umm, well, you know?

Alice Levine: I lived with a member of the Far Right for a week. Here’s what happened

“You’re condescending, I’m not. I have a healthy, happy marriage and a child. You do not. So don’t lecture me. To be honest with you, you’re slightly obnoxious as a human being. You’re the extremist.”

My heart was pounding as British Far Right activist Jack Sen unleashed this torrent of invective at me, jabbing a forefinger in the air for emphasis. It would have been unpleasant enough to be accosted like this in the street, but here I was standing in his living room, near the end of a week-long stay. I had a lump in my throat and just wanted to cry. The kind of hot tears you try to hold back, because they represent anger not upset. I didn’t want to be there any more.

The sort of British middle class woman who makes TV shows is condescending and obnoxious? Say it ain’t so!

23 comments on “Umm, well, you know?

  1. It would have been unpleasant enough to be accosted like this in the street, but here I was standing in his living room, near the end of a week-long stay.

    Well you’re unlikely to be accosted like that in the street, but if you have been a guest in someone’s home for a week and been acting a rude cunt all the while it’s quite likely.

  2. She has not the least consciousness of how evil are the scummy leftist “values” that she peddles.

    Why is this woke shite appearing in the supposed Torygraph instead of the Gladrag whose brand of cockrot it exactly matches? Anyone know what the comments are like?

  3. A white European advocating for their own interests? I’m sure no-one from Ms Levine’s people would ever do that.

  4. @Mr Ecks. The top comment.
    “One more in the classic BBC2/C4 genre of “trying to understand” the views of people that fall outside the liberal-left self-imposed consensus (like Balls in Trumpland). In fact, it’s just one more lecture to the rest of us in disguise. “Look you ignorant proles, they really are nuts – us clever people are telling you so”.

    Talk about confirmation bias.

    Where’s the real empathy for struggling people that have been dumped upon from on-high for decades and end up supporting the only people not insulting them? That’s a programme worth watching – not one more morality lecture from privileged hand-wringers.”
    All the other top comments are broadly supportive of this one.

  5. I can’t read the article but in what sense does this chap turn out to be ‘far right’?

    Does he bang on about Calais being traditionally a part of Britain and needed for ‘living space’?

    Does he denounce world-wide Jewry (confusingly that could be far-left of course)?

    Does he suggest that the freedoms of the individual should be subservient to the need of the state (more confusion here as Hitler and Stalin would have agreed on that).

    Or does he suggest that we don’t allow 10 million foreigners into the UK, especially ones who have no intention of adopting anything even remotely close to British values?

    I’m interested in what counts as ‘far right’ these days.

  6. ” I’m interested in what counts as ‘far right’ these days.”

    Anyone who isn’t a Marxist or a communist.

  7. He does sound a bit anti-semitic, but the article is quite vague about what he actually believes.

    It’s funny that she complains that he showed no interest in asking her about her beliefs. I expect that’s because he didn’t want the show to become about her.

    The fact that she wanted to cry when he criticised her is revealing. The left like to dish it out, but they can’t take even the mildest of criticism coming back at them.

  8. It would have been unpleasant enough to be accosted like this in the street, but here I was standing in his living room, near the end of a week-long stay.

    Terrifying. He even JABBED HIS FINGER IN THE AIR. I bet she couldn’t wait to get out of there and, er, write a load of viscious invective about him in a national newspaper. No finger jabbing mind.

    Still, the man’s a fool. The whole thing was a setup from the first, she was always going to write the same thing regardless.

  9. It would have been unpleasant enough to be accosted like this in the street, but here I was standing in his living room, near the end of a week-long stay.

    Because being in someone else’s house makes you immune from the possibility of them having a go at you?

    You’re on their territory. They’re more likely to have a go.

  10. Schrodingers Feminism strikes again.

    Look how strong and tough I am, until you start unleashing invective and *jabbing a finger* at me. At which point, I’m a poor defenceless little flower how needs protecting.

  11. Do you have a mailing address for British Far Right?

    Capitalizing far right? Embarrassingly amateurish. Does the Telegraph have no editors?

  12. HDVN: It’s funny that she complains that he showed no interest in asking her about her beliefs.

    Good for him – her beliefs such as they are are predictable and tiresome. By the same token he probably wouldn’t invite a vegan to talk about her diet.

  13. @ Jonathan
    He’s not a white European – he’s mixed race Anglo-Indian suffering from a persecution complex from racial discrimination in a Jewish-majority school in the USA. [I got that far before I had to give up]

  14. It does strike me that if you wanted to make a programme about the British far right, capitalised or not, you wouldn’t choose a half-Indian grew up in the States. Unless you wanted someone atypical of the British far right. Or even the US far right. Let alone the Indian far right.
    Unless there’s some extensive network of US educated Anglo-Indian fascists menacing British politics we haven’t heard of, this guy’s about as unique as an Eskimo member of the ANC.

  15. mixed race Anglo-Indian suffering from a persecution complex from racial discrimination in a Jewish-majority school in the USA

    The British far right seems terribly inclusive…

  16. @ MC
    I cannot speak for the far right (on any normal definition of “far right” although as a supporter of Disraeli and MacMillan I am viewed as “unacceptably far right” by some of my wife’s colleagues) but …
    Cliques are intrinsically left-wing. Right-wingers look at individuals not at “in” and “out”. Many years ago I belonged to a club that was assumed to be naturally right-wing but we had Conservatives, Liberals, Socialists and at least one Communist; blacks and whites and in-betweens, Jews and Pakistani Muslims (and one evangelical who occasionally preached in the high street) and agnostics; English and an Irish Argentian, rich and poor (only five continents out of six). We had a common interest and viewed each other as people not categories.

  17. ” We had a common interest and viewed each other as people not categories.”

    How very un-progressive of you.

    The left decided, decades ago, that identity politics would bring them power and now they act all upset when actual Europeans get in on the act.

  18. as a supporter of Disraeli and MacMillan I am viewed as “unacceptably far right” by some

    I knew you were at the older end of the age range for commenters here, but that is impressive!

  19. @ BiW
    🙂
    Yes, just Dizzy’s ideas (e.g. “One Nation”) but I did actually meet Mac, when I was in short trousers, and Lady Dorothy. There were *some* compensations for being born in Stockton.

  20. Of course he didn’t need to ask her her views. Everyone in the UK in the last thirty years has been held down and force fed the Swedish Drink of Leftism until their stomachs burst.

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