When I first started working at the BBC, in 2001, what struck me was not how most of the people in charge were from the same universities, or that it was assumed you were a ski enthusiast, or how casually people dropped the names of powerful people they knew. It was the uniformity of thinking. There were progressive people and conservative people, but they mostly subscribed to the groupthink of the elite.
Surveying the levels of anger, abuse and fractiousness in the upper levels of British society today, it feels like a very different country.
Well, yes, that is rather what has happened. The people of England have spoken yet.
Ain’t it been a shock?