In Defence of Liverpool

Boris Johnson is right to hate Liverpool — its proud history of working class struggle is the antithesis of everything he represents.

Thousands of dockers attend a strike meeting outside the Transport and General Workers’ Union headquarters in Christian Street, Liverpool. (Photo by Charlie Owens / Daily Mirror / Mirrorpix / Getty Images.)

‘A combination of economic misfortune — its docks were, fundamentally, on the wrong side of England when Britain entered what is now the European Union — and an excessive predilection for welfarism have created a peculiar, and deeply unattractive, psyche among many Liverpudlians.’ That’s the city of my birth, of my childhood, of my first job — where […]

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