Rod Liddle in The Spectator does – I think have a point about
the logical consequence of an agenda driven by the liberal middle-class Left over the past 30 years, in which the common denominator is the yearning for an artificial world which is entirely risk-free.
Maybe artificial isn’t quite the right word though. My increasing distaste for this authoritarian mindset, mainly of the left, but not totally exclusive to it has grown apace over the last 10 years or so. I always used to vote Labour mainly through a real fear of right-wing authoritarianism. Now, though, that fear has been dwarfed by what the Labour party has actually done, leaving me with an even greater fear of the authoritarian left-mindset. This mindset seems to take a perverse delight in taking people’s autonomy away from them, and turning us all into children in the wise and benevolent care of the big-nanny state.
Update: See here for an excellent analysis of this left-wing authoritarianism.