Like.Indeed your correct that electorate do have to shoulder some of the blame, this is something that I and many others on 'ARRSE' have been banging on about for ages, that said the political system and the professional political class, have encouraged such a disconnect. That this is changing and there is a growth of dissenting voices, who are not in some cases eloquent and nuanced in such dissent is then to be expected.
The long march through the institutions
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