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British Politics Must Leave Nostalgia Behind – Financial Times

British Politics Must Leave Nostalgia Behind – Financial Times

British Foreign Policy Group Director Sophia Gaston writes for the Financial Times on British nostalgia and about how Britons are less trepidatious about the future than both their French and German counterparts.

“Modern Britain needs a balance between openness and security, modernity and tradition, evolution and conservation. Any political approach that prioritises one and derides the other will fail to capitalise on the nation’s mood and character. It’s time for politics to leave nostalgia in the past and listen to the British people, most of whom find no discord in cherishing our heritage while looking with curiosity and ambition to the future.”

You can read the full article here.

Financial Times