Islington person

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Islington person a term used to denote a middle-class, socially aware person with left-wing views, characteristics supposedly typical of Islington residents, and harking back to the parlour pink of a previous generation. Islington person is seen as a typical supporter of New Labour who, while rejecting the brash self-interest of Essex man, is nevertheless similarly insulated by material wealth from the harshest pressures of modern society.