Review: Ferdinand Mount, a conversion on the road from the Barbican

Renewal - ISSN 0968-5211
Volume 20 Number 2-3 (2012)

Review: Ferdinand Mount, a conversion on the road from the Barbican
Danny Dorling, pages -

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Ferdinand Mount, A conversion on the road from the Barbican
Reviewed by Danny Dorling 

Ferdinand Mount’s The New Few is fascinating. This is as much for who is writing the book as for what he has uncovered. Part national analysis, part personal revelation, The New Few charts how the excesses of the rich have become so gross that, by page 213, we learn that Mr Mount, in 2010, switched his current account from Barclays to the Co-op! It is these asides that kept my interest up and is why I would recommend this book. It contains some good suggestions but also a great many basic errors; but that is not the main reason it is worth reading. It is worth reading to understand that the elite are beginning to get it too. There is light on the horizon! Ferdinand isn’t any old polemist complaining about the bankers, the aristocracy, all those at the top. He’s from the top. Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount, 3rd baronet, proclaimed (on his Wikipedia page) author of the 1983 Tory general election manifesto, former City Banker, and the cousin of Prime Minister David Cameron’s mother, is annoyed. He is very annoyed with how unequal we have all become, because that was not the plan or, at least, not his plan. 

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