I was quoted in London Student‘s article about Jeremy Irons telling the striking security workers who work next door to my office at the University of London to “be reasonable”.
Here’s the quote:
The Twitter reaction to Irons wading into the conflict was largely negative. Daniel Stone called his speech “utter condescension”, while Ben Gidley accused him of “whitesplaining to migrant workers”, calling his speech “appalling”. Seambreamlatte wrote: “How patronising and historically ignorant can you get”.
Here’s my tweet:
This is so appalling from Jeremy Irons, whitesplaining to migrant workers that “England is reasonable”, a claim refuted by our sorry history https://t.co/Nr89elGsQp
— Ben Gidley (@bengidley) May 17, 2017