While I was in Portugal at a conference somebody told me that people were rioting in the East End. They said that they had attacked an establishment because of what it represented.
I assumed they meant the Jack the Ripper museum in Brick Lane which, after initially pretending that it was somehow presenting the histories of the women who were victims, has increasingly glamorised and condoned the Ripper as a serial killer in order to increase footfall.
But no. A group of hard left-wing academics (most of whom work in the most elitist privileged institutions in London ) and their trustifarian friends decided that the best way to challenge gentrification was to attack two guys who were trying to run a small business:
Jane Jacobs would be so proud…