Simon Jenkins is an immensely irritating man.
As I have said before on this blog, there are occasions when he writes quite profoundly in the Guardian and offers genuine insights that are of value. And there are days, often it has to be said when he writes about economics about which he appears to have considerable prejudice and little practical knowledge, when what he has to say offers nothing akin to insight at all.
Today’s article by him in the Guardian falls well and truly into the second category. I think the flaws are self apparent to all my regular readers who have successfully divested themselves of the ability to listen to alternate opinions.
It should also be self apparent that this post is not an ad hominem attack on Simon Jenkins.
I am simply criticising Simon Jenkins, the man, for being irritating and recommending you ignore everything he says as self-evidently prejudiced and wrong rather than addressing any of the points he has actually raised.