Sep 8, 2022 • 1HR 15M

Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class, with Paul Embery

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Today, my guest is Paul Embery, a British author, political commentator, firefighter, and trade union activist for the London Fire Brigade. Embery is a columnist for publications like Unherd, HuffPo, the BBC, and serves as a guest host for The Political Correction segment of GB News.

In 2020, Embery published his best selling book, Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class. It was this illuminating and controversial book that inspired me to reach out and invite him on the show. 

Drawing on his background as a lifelong liberal who grew up in the blue collar town of Dagenham, Embery writes passionately about the disconnect between the traditional working-class values of his upbringing vs. globalization and the new wave of identity politics that now dominates the Labour Party.  

During our chat, we discussed the many parallels between Britain’s Labour Party, and America’s Democratic Party. The similarities are stunning, to say the least. 

I hope you enjoy Paul’s insight and candor as much as I did.

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