People should blame globalisation rather than immigration for problems like low wages, David Cameron has said. In a speech in India, Mr Cameron said the benefits of globalisation cannot simply be celebrated. There are depressed towns in the UK “where the winds of globalisation feel like a chilling blast, not an invigorating breeze”, he said.
Now I’m really confused. Here we have the leader of the Conservative Party, the party that has always been on the side of big business, making statements that in less strange times would have been expected to come from the Labour Party. But since Labour became “New Labour” things have changed. It’s all getting far too weird. And I don’t think that Tony Blair’s statement that he will quit within a year will make things a less peculiar.