David Cameron’s former chief strategist has launched a stinging attack on the ‘insular ruling class’ threatening Britain’s democracy.
Steve Hilton said too many of those at the heart of government go to the same dinner parties and send their children to the same schools.
He said the UK’s political system is now in ‘crisis’ because the same type of people stay in charge whatever the outcome of the elections.
In what will be seen as a criticism of the ‘chumocracy’ of his former boss, Mr Hilton warned: ‘Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate its privileges.
‘Regardless of who’s in office, the same people are in power.
‘It is a democracy in name only, operating on behalf of a tiny elite no matter the electoral outcome.’