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Harnessing the power of patriotism

The left must get over its queasiness at displays of national pride

By Chuka Umunna  

Shepherd's Bush market in west London © Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

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Social divisions sap our communities of trust—increasing anxiety, prejudice and the fear of crime, restricting social mobility and augmenting the sense that there is more which divides us than binds us together. The result is a self-perpetuating cycle of fragmentation which fuels feelings of difference and dislocation—and makes it all too easy for people to pin the challenges facing our country on…

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