There’s been a quarrel in political and media circles in recent years about whether Britain is broken. Often that debate is linked to the idea of a ‘feral underclass’ and now we have people arguing about the idea of a ‘feral elite’ whose members are responsible for a series of crises. Broken or not, Chris Creegan sees the problem of trust in the big institutions clearly, and here he talks about what is required for the transition to a more confident, vibrant democracy.  

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Tags: social evils, democracy, inequality, public trust