“‘Woke’ scolds are ruining everything. Even sport.”
“Can the woke scolds not leave us alone for five minutes? Judging from the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games, the answer to that question is a firm ‘No’. The ceremony was a big fat finger-wag at the nation, an am-dram lecture to the masses on the right way to think about Race, colonialism, gender, blah blah blah. It was like being beaten around the head with a copy of the Guardian for three hours. What ought to have been a sparkling celebration of Blighty ahead of a two-week sporting festival that is exactly the pick-me-up this troubled nation needs, was turned by the Beeb and the Birmingham glitterati into yet another opportunity to hector Joe Public about ‘ishoos’. Millions must have switched off.