Dr Steve Davies writes for CapX
In the article Steve argues that all over Europe (and elsewhere) we can observe the emergence of a kind of politics usually called ‘authoritarian populism’, but which we could equally define as ‘national collectivism’, because it combines an active and authoritative role for the state with an assertion of traditional national identity.
This is increasingly provoking a response, which is the emergence of an explicitly liberal cosmopolitan position combining typically support for free markets and economic globalisation with egalitarianism, social liberalism, and the assertion of a pluralistic notion of identity.
In this context, The Independent Group looks like the first stage in the emergence of a liberal cosmopolitan pole in the UK. It may go on to be a successful political party or it may end up catalysing a transformation of an existing party or emergent coalition.
Read the full article here.