A future outside EU
London John Huggett: In the 1950s, Michael Young coined the word “meritocracy” to describe a new ruling elite. The Rise of the Meritocracy, published in 1958, described a divided 21st century Britain, run by an elite hardened to outsiders, with the party of the left becoming more technocratic than working class. Young foresaw a populist right-wing rebellion which would baffle the new ruling class. Sounds familiar? The smart set has had its comeuppance, yet in a new snobbery, scorns dissenters as daft, racist, unpatriotic or all three.