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The fragile national unity established by the Attlee government has been weakened to the point of destruction.
How our writer was prompted to reflect on the ideology’s beginnings, after the experience of life in lockdown exposed the legacy of the old liberal order.
The tragedy of the liberal middle class
Why the democratic nation is coming apart
Progressive politics in the 1990s turned away from class politics and solidarity in favour of group identities and self-realisation.
To renew politically, Labour needs to broaden its populism to include the national and an inclusive definition of who “we” are as a country.
MPs are wasting a chance for renewal.
Will members choose the pursuit of utopian dreams or the traditions of the party of labour interest?
Labour is the only party that can give form and meaning to this new, old country – its politics must be parochial, national and international.
How identity politics replaced class and the personal became political.