It is easier, it seems, for politicians of both left and right to blame ‘the other’ – the immigrant, the foreigner, the stranger in their midst – for a nation’s problems.

Stephen King is a senior economic adviser at HSBC Holdings, where he was chief economist from 1998 to July 2015. He is the author of the book Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History which has been reviewed by the Sunday Times, Prospect Magazine and the Financial Times. On top of this, King is specialist adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.

'King is a clear, confident guide, weaving his way through history and joining the dots with panache'. - Sunday Times 

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