The future is conservative

Rutherford, Jonathan (2011) The future is conservative. Soundings (47) . pp. 54-64. ISSN 1362-6620 [Article]


Labour has become detached from its traditional values and constituencies without finding new ones. It is at risk of losing large swathes of English voters who reject New Labour's cosmopolitanism and embrace of globalisation. A sense of common life has been destroyed in dispossessed communities, and Labour has not addressed this lack. To reconnect with ordinary people, instead of urging adaptation to the relentless changes demanded by modernity, it must move to embrace more conservative values - based on valuing what is shared in common, rather than a liberalism that promotes individual distinction and difference.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts
Item ID: 7836
Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 05:56
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:23

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