Mary Midgley and the selfish gene... apparently it's Margaret Thatcher's fault
She believes the Selfish Gene (whether the book, or the idea, is unclear) represents the "spirit of the Thatcherite era", a time when everybody was encouraged to be selfish so, er, um, what do you expect?
I may have slightly oversimplified her thesis, but not much. It's pretty clear she's never read the book.
Subtext: more Dawkins-baiting by the execrable religious affairs editor at the Graun, Andrew Brown.