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The spectacle of British politicians of every creed scrambling to associate themselves with President Obama this week may have been amusing, yet, writing in the Evening Standard today, Andrew Gilligan detects genuine Obama-like trends emerging within British politics. Now, as never before, he says, both left and right are vying for the true mantle of “progressiveness.”

Perhaps this is because someone gave Gilligan a sneak preview of the forthcoming issue of Prospect, in which Phillip Blond, director of Demos’s new “Progressive…

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