Several commenters on the post dealing with the Melbourne Writers' Festival and the $250,000+ it receives from the Victorian government have accused the Professor of bias in failing to mention that not every guest at this year's conclave was a grant-fed luvvie leftoid. "You are a lying @#$%," noted one aggrieved visitor, whose salty language precluded his thoughts being posted on what is a civilised blog. "Why don't you mention that Tory @#$% Boris Johnson or does he spoil your bull^&*( thesis?"
Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea culpa.
Boris was indeed on hand, and as he represents the sum total of the organisers' efforts to present someone other than owners of biodegradable bicycles and sustainable Lit Board grants, he most certainly should have been given a guernsey.
The full guest list can be found here, each participant's CV available via a handy link. As an exercise, see if you can find a conservative.