The media have not been shy of telling us that the UK Independence Party has had a bad week, being referred to everywhere now as 'racist'.
UKIP promptly went on to top the opinion polls, being now expected to come first in the European Elections.
They must be doing something right, mustn't they?
I sometimes wonder how it would be if the whole country, other than a few bien pensant lefties in London, turned out to be, in their terms, 'racist'. It reminds me of that East German politician who said 'the people have lost the trust of the state'. These people would be writing their bilious articles and displaying their high blood pressure on television while the rest of us ignored them and got on with being utterly horrid, in our own way.
There would be two separate realities, one for the media classes and one for the rest of us. Indeed, perhaps it is already like that.