We’re told, endlessly, that we should have a more democratically controlled economy. It’s one of those stock phrases on the left:
More than three quarters of the public believe employers should prioritise hiring British workers rather than migrants, research has found.
The poll for Migrationwatch showed the vast majority of the public wanted employers to prioritise getting British people back to work after the covid-19 crisis.
OK, so it’s MigrationWatch, it will have been a leading question but still. How long will democratic control last if the Demos keeps asking for what it shouldn’t?