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British society is more united than we are led to believe

British society is more united than we are led to believe

11 January 2021

Positive News

"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"

 

Cambridge University Draws a Line on Free Speech

Cambridge University Draws a Line on Free Speech

16 December 2020

Bloomberg

"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'.” 

Welcome to the Green Industrial Revolution

Welcome to the Green Industrial Revolution

25 November 2020

The Telegraph

"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."

Shake it like a polarised picture

Shake it like a polarised picture

16 November 2020

Reasons to Be Cheerful Podcast

"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."

Who are the real tribes of Britain?

Who are the real tribes of Britain?

27 October 2020

UnHerd

"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." 

Britons falling into seven political camps not just Left and Right

Britons falling into seven political camps not just Left and Right

26 October 2020

inews

"Less than a quarter of the population identifies closely with Left or Right, and seventy percent of people viewed such descriptions as unhelpful."

Society is not as divided by Brexit and Covid as you might think

Society is not as divided by Brexit and Covid as you might think

26 October 2020

The Times

" 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?"

‘Culture wars’ are fought by tiny minority – UK study

‘Culture wars’ are fought by tiny minority – UK study

24 October 2020

The Observer

"Report by the More in Common think tank found that 12% of voters accounted for 50% of all social media users"