The article contained a few errors on the comments by Alan Lake.
(1) When he used the term 'hoi polloi', it was after referring to the 'ruling nobility' of our UK MPs or EU elite. That is, 'hoi polloi' is an expression of how those ruling elites see our working class brothers, not how he sees them himself.
(2) There was supposed to be some statement about needing an army for a war - implying that this movement seeks to cause a violent confrontation. In point of fact, those statements were prefixed by a joking reference that we already have an 'army' - of middle class intellectuals, busily typing on their PCs!
The whole point about the 'army' was lost, so lets try clarify:
(a) the streets are dangerous - don't think we need to explain that after the police were unable to control the streets of Harrow - so you need people who are prepared to leave the safety of their home
(b) our current 'army' of typists is not so effective because the government simply doesn't care whether it is proven right or wrong. But it is harder for them to ignore large groups of people airing their grievances and demonstrating on the streets.
Hence we need an 'army' of people that are prepared to go out onto the streets.