What's new about Clegg's 'new progressivism'?

Robinson, Emily (2010) What's new about Clegg's 'new progressivism'? History and Policy.

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On 23 November 2010, Nick Clegg announced a new division in British politics: that between 'new progressives' and 'old progressives'. The first of these categories encompassed those Conservatives and Liberal Democrats who supported the coalition; it excluded Labour members who, Clegg warned, were 'at risk of ...becoming the conservatives of British politics'. More than a striking piece of wordplay, this was an attempt to recast perceptions of British politics; in Clegg's hands 'old progressivism' became the new conservatism while old conservatism was nowhere to be seen.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Political, Social and International Studies (former - to 2014)
Depositing User: Emily Robinson
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 08:26
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2023 17:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/28275

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