Simon Mayo's guests on his afternoon R5 show are a perfect cross-section of received liberal opinion. An impressive performance yesterday, by two people discussing Shakespeare and his relevance to young people. In passing they touched on theories that Shakespeare was black or an aristocrat.
"I'd rather he was black than posh" opined one of the guests.
The guests being those (hideously white) horny-handed sons of toil Chris Grace, with thirty years in television (doubtless as an engineer) and currently director of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, and one Crispin Bonham-Carter, Helena's cousin, luvvie and member of the well-known family of peasants.