Ed Davey – known as he is as such a good reader of the political wind – has just reminded us why there’s been that populist surge in recent years. Because what the people wanted to talk about, what the people wanted the politicians to deal with, isn’t what the establishment of politicians cared to concern themselves with. Often enough, that establishment directly acting against the wishes of that populace.
Thus the irruption of elections at which the populists win, the establishment doesn’t. You know, that outbreak of democracy?
At which point we get Ed Davey insisting that the old establishment must cabal together against the people:
Only a national government can deliver Britain from its Brexit nightmare
All politicians must unite in order to defeat the expressed will of the people.
This is no attempt to gain power through coalition. Such a government of national unity would be short-lived and have one policy: to deliver a referendum.
We’ve had one. You lost.
And is it any surprise that people who at least claim to do what the people want manage to gain election?