I've had a soft spot for Will Hutton ever since I read The State We're In, which explained why Britain should learn from the social contracts that operated in Japanese and German capitalism. As the piles of books stood cooling by the printing presses, the economies of Japan and Germany promptly collapsed. You might call it the Hutton Effect.
Matthew Sinclair formulates another theory, Sinclair's Law of Bad Guardian Articles:
Can we call it Sinclair's Law that all bad Guardian articles will eventually make a shameless statement of envy?An excellent fisk of a braindead Hutton article.