I am irritated by (mostly) politicians and (also) media-types referring to "ordinary people". I don't mind being a regular, normal, ordinary chap, but when they wield it, the phrase comes with the patronising implication that they are somehow better than ordinary. And as we have seen for a long time and especially in recent years, many politicians in particular and journalists in general tend to range from 'ordinary' downwards.
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Friday, 15 May 2015
Len McClusky ROP
BBC2 Newsnight 14th May 14 mins in.
The Unite union's leader Len McClusky discussing Labour's election defeat.
"We keep Labour in touch with real ordinary people at grassroots level."