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No, Britain isn’t in the middle of a culture war—and our discussions with voters proved it

Yes, the British electorate is becoming increasingly fragmented. But while there is disagreement, voters from all political backgrounds have a lot in common, too—not least a desire to collaborate

By Julian McCrae  

There are surprising commonalities even between different political camps. Photo: Flickr/Prospect composite

Throughout the Autumn, Engage Britain—a new organisation focused on tackling our country’s most complicated and divisive challenges—worked with Ipsos MORI to hold discussion groups in towns and cities across the country. The aim was simple: to bring together people with different views, knowledge and experience and give them the space and support to hold constructive and frank conversations on a range of subjects. This shouldn’t be revelatory. But for many participants it was, because these discussions were…

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