Steve Hilton’s privileged view of our chumocracy must not be dismissed | Owen Jones

The left should embrace all allies – even architects of austerity – in the fight to expose our cliquey elites

‘Democracy is in crisis: it seems to serve the people no longer, but rather vested interests.” The more money you have, “the more government pays attention to your concerns”. And, of course: “Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate its privileges.” No, I’m not regurgitating quotes from old columns: these are the ruminations of Steve Hilton, David Cameron’s former adviser, a man who left the prime minister’s court in 2012 with a demand to slash