Tory MP Ben Bradley has admonished “woke” commentators who harp on the subject of “white male privilege” by inviting them to speak to white working-class men whose lives have been far from easy.
“We’re missing a trick if we’re not focusing on ensuring all children get access to a good education and to life’s opportunities,” began the Mansfield MP, speaking during a parliamentary discussion excerpted by the Blue Collar Conservatism group.
“That means we can’t continue to not talk about the plight of disadvantaged white boys who are consistently bottom of the pile,” he said.
“We hear a lot in the media and in this place about ‘white male privilege’ — it seems to overtake discussion a lot,” he added.
“I would challenge those people to come to my community where men spent their whole lives digging coal underground to keep your lights on, and who are now dying early of lung disease as a result, to talk to them about their privilege.