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Facing down the whitelash

How we vote increasingly depends not on class but ethnicity. To stop us going down this dangerous path liberals should listen, understand and argue back

By Philip Collins   December 2018

Ukip Leader Nigel Farage mixes with the audience after delivering a speech at a rally in Broadstairs, Kent, in 2015. Photo: PA

The chief question of politics, the one whose answer does most to define the electoral dividing line in the west, is no longer “what do I have?” but “who am I?” The first can be a disruptive question to ask because what I have may change over time, and so my politics might change with that. Who I am, though, is more fixed, and so the second…

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