...is inextricably linked of course.
Sadly, the peddled lies to the disenfranchised in America and in Britain have caused the lurch to the right wing of politics. That the so called "balanced" politics and its politicians have lost the vote this time around is the legacy of the epoch beginning with Reagan and Thatcher. From this point onwards in the late seventies, deregulation and no investment in the public infrastructure from the social services through to the civil engineering and public institutions including schools, has left a huge gap and great needs for the general good of the whole of the nations.
That there is a lack of good housing in Britain as well as universal health care, as well as inadequately funded schools has been blamed on immigrants. They have become the scapegoats for policies from the seventies onwards, irrespective of which political coat was in power.
We need only look at the mainland continental Europe to compare the state of the infrastructure in Britain. Outside of London, infrastructure and public institutions have never been kept up to date, let alone had investment for the future. The problem is that the ordinary folk of the UK and of the US will be unaware of the fact that some of their more socially advanced European neighbours across the North Sea have had good social housing, social policies and a more balanced approach to the whole of the society. In the UK, the coterie of politicians and its journalists, cumulatively, the politocracy, have served themselves and about six miles around the City of Westminster.
The ignorant, the disenfranchised and the uneducated are completely aware of the fact that they have been short changed. They are just not aware that it is their own country and its politicians, not the immigrants and "foreigners" in general.
The saddest parallel between the US and the UK in 2016: the disenfranchised, the ignorant and the uneducated do not know that their enemies are not the immigrants or foreigners in general, but their own leaders who have not acted for the love of their country or in its best interests, but for their own self-serving desires.