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Champagne socialist is a pejorative political term originating in the United Kingdom. The phrase is used to describe self-identified socialists whose comfortable upper middle class lifestyles are perceived to be incompatible with their professed political convictions. The term is used by opposing politicians to portray and ridicule their opponents as hypocritical.
- Blue rinse brigade
- Chattering classes
- Hampstead liberal
- Liberal elite
- Lifestyle anarchism
- New Labour
- Bourgeois bohemian, United States
- Chardonnay socialist, Australia and New Zealand
- Esquerda caviar, Brazil and Portugal
- Gauche caviar, France
- Gucci socialist, USA
- Limousine liberal, United States
- Aristodem (aristocratici democratici), Italy
- Radical chic, Italy
- Rosedale socialist, Canada (Ontario)
- Shaughnessy socialist, Canada (British Columbia)
- "Champagne socialists 'not as left wing as they think they are'". The Telegraph. 14 Jul 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- "So what's the problem with champagne socialism?". The Guardian. 16 April 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- New York Times
- "Ken Follett: Novel activist". BBC News. BBC. 3 July 2000. Retrieved 25 November 2012. "Taking "Champagne socialist" jibes on the chin - "I've always been enthusiastic about Champagne" - the Groucho club member is no fair-weather friend of the party."
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