Centrism is supposed to be all about moderation and balance, so it’s strange how extremely male its loudest voices are. In fact, a British centrist could go for months — years! — without being troubled by the sound of a single woman, save the one he happens to live with. And it’s not that his media intake is narrow; on the contrary, never before has the British moderate taken in so much news and opinion from so many sources.
He listens to James O’Brien and Andrew Marr on LBC; he subscribes to podcasts presented by Ian Dunt, Alastair Campbell, Rory Stewart and their ubiquitous like;
Of course, from Ms. Freeman’s point of view those are centrists.
For everyone else – and by the standards of the population as a whole – they’re all on the left.
As so often, the wisdom here is from Bernard Levin – the Fallacy of the Altered Standpoint.