We’ve had enough of ‘experts’. The ‘mainstream media’ is lying to us. You can’t rely on the government. You can’t trust big business. The ‘metropolitan elite’ live in a bubble and look after their own vested interests. Trust nobody…
That’s the striking cultural take-out of 2016: what some commentators have described as an emergent ‘post-truth’ (truly, post-trust) narrative, coupled with a climate of deep unease about the system we live in.
The clear direction of travel is that the long assumption of a stable shared culture is approaching breaking point.
We are not all in it together.