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The centre is running out of time

The political centre is benefiting from inertia; not making progress

By Emran Mian  

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron delivers his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrats annual conference in the Bournemouth International Centre. ©Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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