Trump in the game for his own advancement, not ours
Published 26/11/2016 | 02:30
Lawrence O'Sullivan's conclusion, (Letters, November 24), that the Brexit vote and the Trump victory were not just a result of sexism and racism but also of people voting against the status quo that did not give them a chance to better themselves, is quite correct.
We do not need to cloud the issue by analysing the economic downturn or expounding on the impact of modernisation and globalisation; it was ever thus. We should not even consider - perhaps condemn in passing, but not consider - the patronising condescension of David Cameron and Hillary Clinton. Neither of these two erstwhile politicians gave thought to any of the concerns, or the economic plight, of a major part of the electorate.
I recall a quote by the Glaswegian Jimmy Reid to the effect that Western politicians in the 1960s were riding on the back of a tiger but didn't dare to try to get off in case the tiger attacked them. So it is now. The world is in crisis for any number of reasons.