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Osborne at DEMOS: Progressive, the most meaningless word in British politics?

By James Crabtree  

With nominations for Prospect’s Think Tank of the Year under way, we’ll be paying ever closer attention to wonky activity at Prospect, and yesterday it was DEMOS (once again) in the headlines. George Osborne spoke there, reframing an increasingly familiar refrain that “the torch of progressive politics has been passed to a new generation of politicians – and those politicians are Conservatives.” Its been written up as being fundamentally about tax, which has already ruffled a few feathers, for instance over at the Spectator.…

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