The line between patriotism and nationalism is almost indistinguishable today. Whereas it once meant a devotion to a particular place and particular way of life, now it is about creating an ‘us vs them’.
Author: Jack Peat
Jack is a business, politics and economics reporter and the founder and editor of The London Economic. He has previously worked with SWNS and has contributed to VICE, Independent and Huffington Post. He originally comes from Woodlesford in West Yorkshire. Follow him @jacknpeat
Jack Peat writes about Labour, the Red Wall, and what Sir Keir Starmer and the party ought to do to win back voters. Preston City Council’s leader, Brown, spoke with The London Economic about community wealth building, employment policies, and living wage.
As Jack Peat writes, Labour should separate Conservative mistakes with Brexit from the vote itself, and hold them to account on those terms. Long-term failures by this government can be criticised within the framework of Brexit achieved.
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