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What makes the white working class angry? Twits like Hsiao-Hung Pai

She doesn’t seem to understand — or care — why the white working class of Luton are so angry, but finds the Muslim activist Anjem Choudary smiling and affable

19 March 2016

9:00 AM

19 March 2016

9:00 AM

Angry White People: Coming Face to Face with the British Far Right Hsiao-Hung Pai

Zed Books, pp.384, £12.99, ISBN: 9781783606924

This is a quite remarkable book. Badly written, devoid of anything even vaguely approaching a methodology, patronising, hideously mistaken on almost every page — and yet it does, inadvertently, answer the very question posed in its introduction: why are certain sections of the white working class so angry about immigration and Islam?

The author is a Taiwanese journalist from the metropolitan liberal left.

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