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Britain’s future looks like this

Look at the capital and you’ll see Britain’s future—better educated, less white and increasingly liberal

By Jeremy Cliffe   July 2015

© Phil Disley

Since the general election, commentators from across the political spectrum have declared that the politics of London and those of the rest of the country are diverging. On the right, Brendan O’Neill writes that “vast swathes of the United Kingdom are now Labour-free zones. With one very striking exception: London. Here, Labour did better than in 2010.” On the left, Andy Burnham rails against a “metropolitan elite,” an unsubtle dig at the capital’s liberalism. The Labour MP Simon Danczuk argues that the party now…

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