Lost: One ConservativeHome columnist, last seen on these pages on June 14th.
Appearance: Thoughtful mien, Archimandrite-type beard, Aston Villa scarf.
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On migration and globalisation
“Writing off a third of our entire population might seem extreme, but it is typical of the political and media classes who know little of life beyond the Circle Line, the Underground route that marks the boundaries of London’s wealthy centre. These elitists propound a philosophy of international liberalism that benefits the wealthy but often undermines the prosperity of many of their fellow citizens. They can be found in each of the major political parties, the top ranks of the civil service and, of course, in the comment pages of the Financial Times. Their agenda is often unpopular with the public, who feel increasingly insecure and resent the loss of control over their lives. But they do not care very much about popular support for their policies: the thing that distinguishes Ganesh from his fellow elitists is his honesty that the working classes – for that is what he means – should be ignored.” – April 5
ConHome summary: Globalisation’s losers matter to me.