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We can’t even agree on what centrism is—so let’s stop talking about a new “centrist” party

Creating new, smaller parties every time we are confronted by a major issue is a pointless, ego-driven exercise. It's time for the commentariat to move on

By Steve Bloomfield  

Being anti-Brexit isn't enough to bind a new party together. Photo: Prospect composite

The notion of a new political party is the idea that never dies. This time it’s spurred on by James Chapman, one-time political editor of the Daily Mail and advisor to David Davis at the Department for Exiting the EU, who seems to have had something of a Damascene conversion and realised that Brexit is, in his words, going to be a “catastrophe.” Invited on to Radio 4’s Today program last Friday to talk up his…

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