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Hipsters are taking over the world (even if no one wants to admit to being one). But is the backlash against them really fair?

4th October, 2015
Alan and Gary Keery, Cereal Killer Café in Shoreditch in London

There’s a certain irony in the fact that anti-gentrification protesters in London last week opted to fling red paint and insults at a café run by two Belfast brothers.

In a way it’s a measure of how far we have come that the Irish are now being blamed for raising the tone of a London neighbourhood - albeit excessively and to the detriment of the locals - instead of doing the polar...

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