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Michael Buerk takes a swipe at virtue-signalling luvvies: ‘there’s only so much of the Benedict worldview you can take’

Michael Buerk takes a swipe at virtue-signalling luvvies: 'there's only so much of the Benedict worldview you can take'
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In recent months, a number of luvvies have entered the public debate to give their take on what 'must be done' on a number of pressing issues. While Benedict Cumberbatch turned the air blue at the theatre with a 'f--- the politicians' rant over the refugee crisis, Emma Thompson recently waded in on the EU referendum by calling Britain a 'cake-filled misery-laden grey old island'.

Now at last someone is speaking some sense on the issue. Writing in this week's Radio Times, Michael Buerk, the BBC's former South Africa correspondent during the end of apartheid, says he has had enough of luvvies -- like Benedict and Emma -- spouting their 'infantile ideas'.

'As a superannuated war reporter myself I'm a little sniffy about celebs pratting around among the world's victims.

I hate it when feather-bedded thesps pay flying visits to the desperate to parade their bleeding hearts and trumpet their infantile ideas on what "must be done".'

Buerk adds that there is 'only so much of the Benedict and Emma worldview you can take'... if only they felt the same way.