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A plan for “civil society”

It’s what post-Brexit Britain needs

By Dan Corry  

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The term “civil society” is often thought by policymakers to mask a lack of real ideas. You can see why—it is a slightly nebulous concept that stretches from the establishment, such as the Church of England and Edmund Burke’s “little platoons,” to the radical fringe, like the Occupy movement and Greenpeace. In between are the trade unions, mutuals and co-ops; the Boy…

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