Swire, of course, is an old Etonian whose wealth derives through many generations from Hong Kong and China.
” … There are no fundamental political differences between Cameron, Johnson and Rees-Mogg because they belong to the same world. A world of extreme wealth where there has never been any decline for them. They are secure, as their parents and grandparents and great-grandparents were before them. Once that security may have come from land; now it comes from hedge funds and shipping fortunes and extracurricular salaries (“chicken feed”, Johnson said of the £250,000 a year he was paid to write a column). Whatever happens in the next 30 or 40 years, post-Brexit, isn’t going to affect them. Privilege is like an unwritten constitution: you can never lose what you never have to find.”