“They knew about and sympathised with the totally disempowered poor communities but maybe assumed it was someone else’s job to connect with them.”
I agree with this totally. So many in the last 24 hours have spoken of needing unity with Europe but it’s clear we need a unity of England first and foremost. Scotland and NI clearly aren’t in the same state. It definitely wasn’t a win for the Leave vote, or it was the worst kind of victory anyways a near head on vote and all countries except Wales voting Remain leaves us at our most divided.