The working class revolt against the elites
...I would have put "common sense" in quotes. As much as I dislike Trump, he has tapped int the angst of the working class and that is going to be a problem for Hillary Clinton.
As Brexit proves, working people around the world are in no mood for common sense. They are angry, restless, uncooperative.
They demand a response to their cries in the dark on issues which, for some time now, politicians from Washington to Westminster have proved deaf to.
Primary of these, of course, is immigration. When the political classes not only fail to provide answers but, all too often, insist that the question is not even valid, the public will look elsewhere for leadership.
As in Britain’s northern provincial towns and depressed southern villages, there is a growing sense of grievance in the rust belt region of the United States.
States like Ohio and Pennsylvania, which can usually be relied on to deliver the presidency for the Democrats, but where working and often all-too-often jobless people feel buffeted by the cruel winds of globalisation.