Ah, you mean established elite like two of the last 3 PMs (both schooled at Eton and members of the Bullingdon club), Gorgeous Gideon Osbourne and his gilded upbringing, Jacob Rees Smugs’ inherited £Ms, ditto ‘Dishy Rishi’. I could go on, but I think that my point is made.James, I’ve seen you refer to Boris and the government as Populist a few times now, and I can’t work out why.
Boris Johnson isn't a populist. He's a fairly bog standard social & economic liberal. A bog standard centre right Politician. Don’t mistake the rare sight of a politician with charisma and personality with being populist, because that’s not what populism is. (See Keir Starmer for example of your typical bland social & economic liberal)
The reality is, in the last election, it was Corbyns Labour that were the Populists. Especially in the truest sense of the word, when you look at where the populist movement started with farmers in America in the late 1890s.
The definition of a Populist is - “a person, especially a politician, who strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups.”
I don’t know why it’s bounded around like a dirty word. How dare a politician want to stand for ordinary people.
What I can never understand is the
British - or increasingly English - preponderance to be a simpering, unquestioning, obsequious nation that is constantly taken in by the line spun by the establishment that they have the best interests of the majority of people in this country at heart.
The events over the last 11 years since this despicable bunch of chancers, charlatans and crooks took charge clearly proves otherwise.