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Home is where the heart is

Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis traces how the green movement and the wider left became estranged from people’s everyday lives – and how we might come together again around an English politics of nature A month before the EU referendum vote, I sat down to write an essay about how a love of place, cemented through memory, can…


Open space

Duncan Weldon

As British politics tries to divine the true meaning of Brexit, there is a political opportunity for a party to be pro-openness but also pro-redistribution, argues Duncan Weldon In 2014, Labour was on the winning side of the referendum on Scottish independence and yet ended up paying a huge political price. In 2016 it was…


Can the UK ever be a ‘United’ Kingdom?

Laura Simmons

The result of the EU referendum identified one clear problem: the country is divided. Two bitter campaigns meant people could focus their anger and distrust towards politicians and Westminster on one topic, with disastrous consequences. Divisions in the country are not new, nobody realistically expected unity between metropolitan cities and small rural villages, but I…