The best thing about Brexit & Trump is that it has deprived the left of their favourite weapon: the argument that liberalism is the default setting of modern life and only a few cray-cray extremists could possibly be against it. Now, for the first time in years, the left is having to make actual arguments, and it's going about as well as you'd expect. Consider Exhibit A: Red Princess Lilly Allen.
Incidentally, the comparison to royalty is exactly right. Lilly is the daughter of alt comedy luvvie Keith Allen, step daughter of Harry Enfield, and mum's a film producer. Add in the fancy private education and she makes Prince Harry look like a self-made man.
All of which is by way of saying that as easy as it is to mock silly Lilly and friends, we should never forget that the supposed Super Genii in the 'Respectable Right' have spent years telling us that we need to go along to get along with these fools. Allegedly brilliant policy wonks sneered at the bumpkins in the conservative base, telling us we needed to get with the program and triangulate away our principles. Now it turns out that globalisation is inevitable except when it isn't. The Ford driving morons in the suburbs were right and the smart set were wrong. About everything.
As ever, I ask: just what definition of 'genius' are we using here?