Populism, economic change, anxiety about immigration and exploitation is not new, nut the political centre's inability to respond to them is
There is no doubt about the waves of discontent and anger sweeping Western politics. The UK voted to leave the European Union after four decades of membership, jeopardizing all the intricate trading and political connections that such a long relationship created. Against all forecasts by political pundits, Donald Trump won the US presidency, something the political class thought virtually inconceivable. Throughout Europe, new political parties are springing up, all based on variations on the same theme: the political establishment has ignored us, and we will throw them out in protest.