Pointing out that Barkley earned “£60,000 a week and being both thick and single, he is an attractive catch in the Liverpool area, where the only men with similar pay packets are drug dealers and therefore not at nightclubs, as they are often guests of Her Majesty [in prison].”
MacKenzie concluded that Barkley will have learned “a painful lesson. He is too rich and too famous” to be in places where “most of the customers have only just broken through the £7.50-an-hour barrier.”
Such is MacKenzie’s right-wing pedigree that Murdoch once referred to him as “my little Hitler.” MacKenzie’s Sun column regularly spews out vitriol about refugees and migrants. MacKenzie and the Sun like to claim that, in doing so, they are speaking for the working class against the “out of touch” elite. His latest diatribe reveals the ferocious hatred and contempt for the working class concealed by such populism.