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      In this case it would be because Labor agrees wholeheartedly with the Tory’s and is committed to continuing and expanding thier policies on culture war issues.

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    I feel like ending the culture wars is in the hands of the conservatives given how they’ve been the only ones fuelling them. At least the support for Suella seems to be falling like a lead balloon so that’s a start. Hopefully the party membership looks at their election defeat as the response to the hatefull, divisive rhetoric that it was and see there’s no sense in continuing with all the negativity.

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      Hopefully the party membership looks at their election defeat as the response to the hatefull, divisive rhetoric that it was and see there’s no sense in continuing with all the negativity.

      Probably not. I think a lot of their current thinking is that if they can lean further right they can claim those reform votes back. Probably if they have a white male leader again, some of those right wingers are going to come back.

      Some of them are also arguing for a broad left and right approach.

      I hope they keep arguing about it, fail to make a decision, and as a result stay out of power for at least a decade.

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    I don’t know if the genie can be put back in the bottle on this one. We are completely addicted to American culture wars - even when they don’t fit into our society - like when there were mass protests about police shootings in 2020, despite the fact police don’t carry guns here and firearms officers seldom discharge them.

    Social media are basically what drive culture wars as opposed to the government. Information arrives at a rate faster than any human can process and then outrage content gets the most clicks.

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      Those weren’t so much about police shootings as much as they were about institutional racism like the discriminatory stop and search policy. The George Floyd protests in America got us to talk about the faults in our own policing and stand in solidarity on similar but different issues.

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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    “For too long, for too many people, the story we tell ourselves, about ourselves as a nation, has not reflected them, their communities or their lives,” Nandy told staff at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

    Under 14 years of Conservative rule there were 12 culture secretaries, with many of them spending a good portion of their time feuding with and criticising the BBC, or clashing with organisations such as the National Trust.

    Perhaps the most energetic on that front was Nadine Dorries, who took the role under Boris Johnson and at one point labelled the BBC an institution riven by bias and staffed by people “whose mum and dad worked there”.

    The most recent Tory incumbent, Lucy Frazer, lost her Cambridgeshire seat to the Liberal Democrats last week.

    And whether it’s through investing in grassroots sport, a visible symbol of what our young people mean to us in every community, or enabling brilliant working-class kids to succeed in drama, dance or journalism – their raw talent so obvious, but for too many of whom geography is destiny, we will be a government that walks alongside them as they create that country I’ve believed in all of my life, but never quite yet seen.”

    Her department, Nandy said, was “central to that mission”, telling DCMS staff: “Working with you all to achieve that will be the privilege of my life.


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