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Confessions of a half-repentant liberal

Without openness the west cannot thrive, but without equality it cannot survive

By Bill Emmott   June 2017

The London skyline. "Post-2008, finance needed to be put under much tighter control." ©Chris Radburn/PA Wire/PA Images

It has become fashionable to express regrets for being a liberal, especially if the adjective “metropolitan” or the noun “elite” are added. Or to anguish about, as those terrible twins Theresa May and David Goodhart have put it, being disconnected from “somewhere” by being a citizen of nowhere. It is time for this nonsense to stop. Liberals do have reason to apologise, but not for that. Instead they should bow their heads…

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