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We can end the culture wars by following the example of gay rights

We can end the culture wars by following the example of gay rights

31 July 2021

The Independent 

Luke Tryl, UK Director, More in Common says "leaders need to play less to their base, move past the politics of “us-versus-them” and instead focus on helping the country to embrace change in ways that are nuanced, confident and true to who we are and the country we want to be."

We can end the Culture Wars by following the example of gay rights 

 

To stop the culture wars, learn from gay rights

To stop the culture wars, learn from gay rights

27 July 2021

Politics Home

Luke Tryl, UK Director: "What is striking about the steady march towards gay equality is that it was done in a very British way - through dialogue and creating the space for people to ask questions. In dousing the flames of the culture wars, our leaders would do well to look to the push for gay equality and to learn from it how to better live up to the public’s expectations about navigating cultural change in Britain today." 

To stop the culture wars, learn from gay rights

"there's actually a very British way of doing change"

"there's actually a very British way of doing change"

27 July 2021

LBC Iain Dale

UK Director Luke Tryl spoke to LBC's Iain Dale about the launch of a new report from More in Common, Dousing the Flames: How leaders can better navigate cultural change in 2020s Britain.

'Almost every single Briton we spoke to said cultural change was something they welcomed, but politicians and campaigners were actually making it harder by how they were approaching these issues....there's actually a very British way of doing change that means not tearing things down or enflaming things, but actually building on the past"

Listen Again to Luke Tryl on LBC

Britons are more likely to view Black Lives Matter as a force for good than ill

Britons are more likely to view Black Lives Matter as a force for good than ill

25 July 2021

iNews

Luke Tryl, UK director of More in Common, said “In our conversations with Britons from across the country, they spoke passionately about the need to do more to tackle racism both on and offline and there was strong support for the message Black Lives Matter. That doesn’t make Briton’s Marxists or mean that they support all of BLM’s tactics."

Britons are more likely to view Black Lives Matter as a force for good than ill

GB News is targeting a country that doesn't exist

GB News is targeting a country that doesn't exist

22 July 2021

The News Statesman

Luke Tryl, UK director of the think tank More in Common, sees Britain as “more like a kaleidoscope than two distinct sides”. Tryl says that most people are exhausted by division in this country and want to find “better ways to come together”.

GB News is targeting a country that doesn't exist

Why the Right would be wrong to wage a war on Woke

Why the Right would be wrong to wage a war on Woke

14 July 2021

Conservative Home

Luke Tryl, UK Director, More in Common says "Red wall seat voters – and the whole country – desperately want to see results not rhetoric. Three years of a Government led ‘war on woke’ would be either a sign of recklessness or failure".

Why the Right would be wrong to wage a war on Woke

“Treat this race report like climate change denial”

“Treat this race report like climate change denial”

07 April 2021

The Bunker Podcast

According to research from More in Common 'British people are a lot less polarized than the British media might like to say'.

'The UK has a stronger sense of community... 64% agree that the pandemic has shown most people in the country care about each other.'

Culture wars: how divided is Britain really?

Culture wars: how divided is Britain really?

28 March 2021

The Sunday Times

"If America has a chasm, we have a kaleidoscope. Last year More in Common published a report, Britain’s Choice, which identified not two opposing groups — Labour or Tory; Leave or Remain — but seven types of British citizen, who form shifting alliances". 

Stoking the culture wars isn't just unhelpful, it's unpatriotic

Stoking the culture wars isn't just unhelpful, it's unpatriotic

23 February 2021

Cap-X 

'Pursuing a ‘war on woke’ is bad leadership. Britain’s choice is not between a flag-waving jingoism or throwing its history into the river, and political leaders fail us when they frame debates in those terms.' 

 

The War on Woke

The War on Woke

29 January 2021

Bloomberg Westminster podcast

"The really striking think about much of the culture wars issues is that they frankly don't engage that many people....Politics needs to provide us a way forward that isn't always about trying to create false debate or false division"