“The left and the right have gone further out towards the edges, both in politics and in media,” he says.
“In the centre is an opportunity for something less dogmatic, less old-school politically and more interested in ideas for progress.
“Now is the time for a constructive conversation about how we make the best of Britain. We have got to have a dialogue.”
The New European was forged when former Archant boss Jeff Henry backed Kelly’s plans for an unabashedly Europhile title shortly after the Brexit vote.
Two things are necessary for a dialogue. Firstly, some readers. Secondly, publishing people who disagree. The paper doesn’t have either which is a bit of a blow to the idea of a dialogue.