My name’s Tom and I’m a white, privileged man.
Not a difficult thing for me to admit because I happen to believe it’s true. My life of relative ease comes courtesy of loving parents, a good health and education system – and the undeniable fact that I won the genetic lottery.
That’s not to say I’ve not worked hard to get where I am – 28 years old, living in London, leading a happy and (relatively) successful life.
But ignoring the indisputable advantages I had from birth in a society which still discriminates against minorities and women would be extremely blinkered.
Sadly this doesn’t seem to be a problem for Laurence Fox and his one-man crusade against the ‘woke’.
Until Question Time last week, most people probably knew Fox as a successful TV actor and (possibly) a mediocre musician.
But last week he stormed headfirst into the debate about Meghan Markle and racism.