23 February 2021
'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.'
29 January 2021
"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"
11 January 2021
"The culture wars do not resonate with most Britons, according to a report, which says that despite Brexit the country is actually united on many fronts – especially climate change"
16 December 2020
"Britain’s culture wars are nowhere near as bad as those in the U.S. Let’s keep it that way... A recent opinion poll by the More in Common think tank shows 55% of U.K. voters believe their views are centrist, while only 33% of Americans identify as politically 'moderate'.”
25 November 2020
"Nearly three-quarters of the UK public (74%) believe that ‘working together to protect the environment could build a society that’s based on sharing not selfishness, community not division’. The evidence suggests that Britons, like other peoples, are weary of political division and want to get past the polarisation that has characterised the past five years. They want to grasp the opportunities of the future and the accompanying benefits of a cleaner economy."
16 November 2020
"As we rebuild the economy, build back better, post Covid, there's got to be a story that brings climate, economy, place-based development, local communities, tackling inequality. It feels like if we could bring those pieces together.. you would also be able to rebuild some of the trust in the system that has been lost in recent years."
27 October 2020
"Drop what you're doing and read this: it's one of the important pieces of opinion research this year. Entitled Britain's Choice, and published by More in Common, it doesn't analyse Britain by political affiliation, but according to deeper values. So instead of Left versus Right or Remain versus Leave, we are grouped into seven tribes."
26 October 2020
"Less than a quarter of the population identifies closely with Left or Right, and seventy percent of people viewed such descriptions as unhelpful."
26 October 2020
" Remember that spring surge in community spirit? How we came together in adversity, helped each other out, celebrated key workers, and more or less got behind the government's strategy for dealing with the crisis?"