John B . . . . sounds like an exponent of the misanthropic principle to me.
"Common sense is the most overrated tool in the box and the cause of most stupid actions; and people have absolutely fuck all idea of what is going on around them. If you trust some random members of the public over the wider body of academic research on any issue, then you’re almost certainly wrong and definitely an idiot. Unfortunately, most people on most issues trust random members of the public over the wider body of academic research, because most people aren’t very bright. Never mind that the conclusions it leads them to are entirely wrong; at least it saves them having to think…"
And Justin McKeating picks up on a fine example of UK political hypocrisy.
"Under the terms of the Thatcherite consensus under which it has been decreed we must live for ever and ever, amen, why is the French state allowed to own a chunk of the British power industry but not the British state?"