The origins of our malaise go back to the early 2000s and the complacency of liberal centrists

When the 2008 crash came, the party leaderships could not explain why it happened, or see what it might unravel.

In retrospect, the centre of British politics came apart during the 2000s. The constitution rotted. Turnout fell. The SNP took power as a minority government in Edinburgh, and bided its time. After Iraq, voters stopped believing much they were told about foreign policy. When the 2008 crash came, the party leaderships could not explain why it happened, or see what it might generationally unravel. Instead they used overblown partisan rhetoric to score small electoral points. None admitted...
source: New Statesman

2019-12-09 03:47
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