Well, yea, sorta

“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.

5 thoughts on “Well, yea, sorta”

  1. The New European ‘dialogue’ is whether Brexit voters are thick, racist, senile and easily manipulated by unspecified dark forces or whether they are thick, racist, senile, easily manipulated by unspecified dark forces and unaware of the marvels of the Erasmus programme.

  2. “The left and the right have gone further out towards the edges, both in politics and in media,”

    Really? My perception is that there has been a huge lurch to the left across the board so that those who occupy the centre ground only appear to be far right. The centre ground is going to appear right wing if you are viewing it from a spot several miles to the left of Stalin.

  3. ‘ “In the centre is an opportunity for something less dogmatic…’

    Both Left and Right are in ‘the centre’, which these days is over there on the Left just before you get to the Marxist Socialists and Fascists, who contrary to popular notions are not opposites but horses out of the same stable.

    There is an opportunity for a true political Right, which then would be on the Right.

    There is no such thing as political centre ground, which is why political Parties are lost, although there is a political common ground where people share common values and ideas irrespective of other political outlook.

  4. Not familiar with the Nolan Chart then? Left and Right – two sides of the same bad penny. Trouble is what the New European thinks is the ‘third way’ between these poles is down at the bottom of the Nolan Cart. A new feudalism.

  5. The balance of articles will be- how EU will make this problem better. Its a hammer looking very askance at the world and seeing lots of nails.

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