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26 June 2024

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Six years.

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I needed something readable, without High Tory pomposity or an identity politics obsession.

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The Leader, the Critics.

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John Gray.

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Jonathan Haidt.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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The Jason Cowley piece that morphed into Who Are We Now?

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This article appears in the 26 Jun 2024 issue of the New Statesman, The Lammy Doctrine