Antonio Gramsci famously said that politics is ‘everything that concerns people’. So how come political discussions are far removed from the lives of ordinary people? How come there is a set of issues for politicians and a set of issues for the rest of us? Is it because politics is too complicated for ordinary people? Maybe not. Maybe it is because we’re not thinking about things in the right way. Here then is the start of my attempt to put the complexities of people and politics together on the same page.