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Political notes

Supporters of an open society can be found on all sides of British politics. But they are declining in number, and on the retreat
Richard Reeves  

Citizenship First?

Frank Field and James Crabtree's call for compulsory civic service for all young people has provoked some heated debate. Here is a selection of the responses

The Prospect/YouGov poll

A national Prospect/YouGov poll shows Britain to be deeply concerned about civil unrest and long-term unemployment: and in favour of national civic service
James Crabtree  

Political notes

In a crisis, power usually returns to the centre. But the leading figures of the coming post-Brown era are still talking about dispersing it
Richard Reeves