Hey, James Blunt…

It looks like James Blunt got rather annoyed with a shadow minister for suggesting that there were too many people from privileged backgrounds in the arts world.

So, he did what any sensible person does and wrote a letter to the MP to put him right on some points.

10/10 for initiative (after all, politicians do need to be more aware of how the world works for non-politicians).

10/10 as well for making his points pretty clearly (whatever you may think of his points).

But…

Minus several million points for some of his choice of language.

It’s creative, I’ll grant you. I think I’ve rarely seen the word ‘wazzock’ in a formal letter before.

But I struggle to imagine that anyone, let alone someone who probably considers themselves to be in a position of power, is going to take too kindly to being called a ‘classist gimp’. I doubt very much that Chris Bryant is going to feel inspired to change his mind when a letter, albeit impassioned, attacks him (and becomes very publicly available).

Which leaves me wondering what the letter has achieved.

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