A week has passed since the day of the General Election, and while we are surely used to bad losers (and winners) after any democratic event in the country, the tone of the Far (and increasingly non-Far) Left in this case is in many ways terrifying, but ultimately shows the true colours of certain sections of the Left today: namely blind hatred; classist contempt; and fervent anti-democracy.
I often think I'm alone in wanting politicians, to be - generally - the precise opposite of a drinking buddy - measured, rational, careful with money and (in their eyes at least) reasonable to all groups. Your average bloke in the pub might be forthright, but it doesn't necessarily make him (or her) right.
Satire needs a standpoint, an alternative perspective, and Brooker does not really have one: just a keen sense of the ridiculous nature of the established order. He is not trying to bring down the system: with his dramas, panel and review shows, newspaper column and tweets, Charlie Brooker is the system.