A rising tide of prosperity that floats all boats is no longer the glue that can hold our society together. Whatever the consensus was in the boom years around the greater good that could be derived from economic growth driven by personal atavism, to make the same argument at the close of 2012 stretches credulity.
Those are hardly controversial statements.
What can replace that narrative is less clear, though from nationalism and religion to, in places, a resurgent socialism, there is no shortage of competition.
Solicitors in Sevenoaks