When historians come to write about these years of political stagnation, a chapter or two must surely be devoted to the glaring disconnect between the politicians and the people; and how politics became so removed from the business of making people’s lives better. A week rarely passes when there aren’t more things to divide us than bring us together, amounting to an escalation of this calculated dehumanisation through crass and abused labels, symbols, narratives, histories, and mythologies.