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Ukip: Britain’s true freedom party?

Liberal instincts unite us more than they divide us

By Peter Kellner   March 2015

"People like Ukip because they dislike the political classes and want the state to regulate us less." ©AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Read Philip Collins on who British liberals should vote for?

How liberal are we? To a large extent, it depends on what we mean by “liberal.” Is it a normative idea, embracing freedoms of which we approve but not those of which we disapprove? Or does it have a wider meaning,…

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