I don’t always agree with Ian Birrell, but I often read him, because he’s got interesting stuff to say. An ex-speech writer for Cameron, he also knows and cares about world music, aid and a range of other stuff. Today, he’s recalling his days working for the Tory party, when it was about to acquire the vocal support of Sir Philip Green, Topshop boss and serial non payer of tax. Birrell suggested that this might backfire, but he was waved aside – against serious money, apparently, there is no argument. But there are large numbers of us aware of what’s happening and angry about it. Could this be the year when that actually counts?