A Man Of The Left, Not Of The People
Throughout his adult life Dummett was a man of the Left. However, he resisted the tendency, oddly prevalent among well-born academic leftists in Britain, to display his adherence to the cause by aping demotic manners and tastes. His cultivated appreciation of fine wine, for example, lasted until the end. His heroic smoking was also pursued with a cavalier disregard for petty regulation.
Of course one wouldn't want to ape the lifestyle of common people when one is a leader of leftist thought.