How can liberalism be to blame for everything when we can’t even agree what it is?

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Everyone and their dog seems to be at war with one liberalism or another.

So the other night, I was hanging round the internet, looking for beef, as you do, when I spotted a tweet that made my blood pressure rise.

Matthew Goodwin, the politics professor who made his name predicting the rise of Ukip and then ate his own book live on television, had suggested that, so many months after Brexit and Trump, liberals were still struggling to get back in the game. The thing that got me was one of the responses: “Maybe liberalism is actually what got us into this pickle.”

17 months after the vote for Brexit, 12 months after Trump, I’ve not seen a single decent idea from liberals on how to get back in the game

— Matthew Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) November 4, 2017