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Status anxiety

Death brings out everyone’s inner Mary Whitehouse

The left’s sudden sanctimony about Bob Crow was proof of that

15 March 2014

9:00 AM

15 March 2014

9:00 AM

Shortly after Bob Crow’s death was announced on Tuesday, Nigel Farage sent the following tweet: ‘Sad at the death of Bob Crow. I liked him and he also realised working-class people were having their chances damaged by the EU.’

Cue a predictable storm of Twitter outrage. Farage was attacked for trying to make political capital out of Crow’s death.

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Toby Young is associate editor of The Spectator.

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