Read a story in the Telegraph this morning under the headline:
The rise of flatshares where Tories are not welcome… so why is the rental market hostile to Brexiteers?
When Olivia Lever, a young Conservative, went looking for student accommodation, she couldn’t have imagined the reception that she would receive from one household.
Arriving at the flat, there was a sign reading “F— THE TORIES” and, once inside, she found similar literature insulting Boris Johnson and Brexit, and a poster of Che Guevara. Only one of the housemates made the effort to meet her, and later on she received a text from another reading:
“I saw you are the leader of the young Conservative party in uni and you support Brexit. We are a very Left-wing house and I think there could be potential clash”.
When Olivia posted it on Twitter, she received mixed responses, some sympathetic and others not.
Maybe the incident could have been put down as a one-off, but it is in fact part of a sinister trend in the rental market, student and otherwise, where some households have been vetting potential tenants for their political views. Living solo in London, I was oblivious to this phenomenon until August this year, when I’d written for this newspaper about dating apps. I’d complained they’d become too Left-wing, with prejudice rife against Conservatives and Brexiteers.
So it’s not the housing renal market that is hostile to Brexiteers, it’s leftie losers who have to live in house shares because they can’t afford their own place. The headline is misleading, the story is about what nasty little bigots ‘woke’ students really are. Having some experience of this problem because some of my business associates have property in Lancaster, a town with a large student population and we have talked about what, if anything, can be done about it and failed to arrive at a satiosfactory answer.
I know from reading and being involved in many internet that I am not the only one to have noticed Lefties in general, and Leftie Students in particular are generally self – righteous, humourless. narrow minded, bigots. They appear to lack tolerance, empathy and respect for peoples’ right to hold differing opinions, and cling onto approved scripts on how to think, look and act.
It is a brave student who will stand up to the Politically Correct Thought Police who dominate the university Student Union, when these people can de-platform eminent academics like Germain Greer, who has never been know to express right wing sympathies, Richard Dawkins who is, as far as I know, non – political but has spoken frankly about aspects of Islamic belief which should be unacceptable to supporters of equal rights and free speech or Milo Yiannoupolis, who is openly gay but whose unashamedly conservative views annul his sexual minority privileges with the student left .
I’m a classical liberal, not so long ago a slightly left of centre position, but now declared by the authoritarian advocates of Cultural Marxism to be ‘far right.’ I am also, unashamedly a Brexiteer, yet I am educated, afluent and middle class. We have seen over the past three and a half years how Remainers and Lefties ridicule and abuse those on ‘the other side’, dismissing us as ignorant, uneducated, xenophobic “Little Englanders.”
Ironic really because these superior types only show they are, for all their professed love of equality and human rights and their reverence for “higher education,” (aka brainwashing,) not sufficiently well read to understand the term Little Englander refers to people who opposed the expansionism of the establishment during the nineteenth century colonial era. Challenge the remainers however, and you will find people gang up on you, call you racist, sexist, Islampohobic, misogynistic, and try to get you banned from the site.
We really are in the first stages of a 1984 scenario, with its parallels to Communism and The Stasi.