Reform the first casualty of Britain’s gormless culture wars

The unions that held these islands together and regulated their dealings with the outside world are straining, maybe to the point of collapse. Crises always provoke good writing and the uncertainty about England’s relationship with Scotland and Britain’s relationship with the European Union has produced two books that are well written, well researched and well worth reading. Unfortunately, both end with calls for action that will appeal only to the converted. Without meaning to, their authors reveal the impossibility of producing a coherent reform programme in a country caught up in the double standards of its gormless culture wars.

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