Brexit a rebellion by 'people of somewhere' against 'anywhere'
For a very brief period after the election of Donald Trump - it lasted for about a nanosecond - the liberal establishment paused to reflect on whether it had lost touch with a big portion of the electorate.
It was decided, in this all-too-brief moment, that the concerns of blue-collar voters had not been sufficiently listened to, and that there was a backlash against the tightening strictures of political correctness.
But then it was swiftly back to wild condemnations of 'bigots', and 'white supremacists' and so on. Large segments of the electorate were declared anathema.