Ep. 2. The Institutions Don't Represent Us
Why so many of us feel excluded -- and how we can fight back
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Why do more than half of all people in Britain no longer feel they can say what they think? Why do more than 60% say the experts no longer understand them? And why do nearly two-thirds think the old parties no longer care about ‘people like them’?
It’s the institutions. The institutions which claim to represent us, to speak for us, to work for us, are actually no longer interested in us at all.
In Westminster, our political institutions have been hijacked by people who have the same backgrounds, went to the same schools, the same universities, hold the same values and who, whether Left or Right, now lean much further to the cultural left than the rest of the country.
And this is especially the case for Labour, which once ensured ordinary people had a voice but are now more likely than the Tories to belong to the graduate class, have often spent their entire adult lives in politics, and are completely adrift from voters on cultural issues like immigration and identity.
But it’s not only about politics.
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