Another Wave of Anti-Politics is Looming – Can the Centre Hold?

David Richards, Patrick Diamond, Alan Wager

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Criticisms of the highly centralised, elitist, top-down Westminster model are by no means new. Consecutive Prime Ministers – from Blair to May – vowed to take on vested powers and interests, challenge the status quo, and change the way politics is conducted. Yet, as Patrick Diamond (QMUL), David Richards (Manchester), and Alan Wager (KCL) show, they have all failed to deliver their promises. While another wave of anti-politics is looming, they ask whether the centre can hold.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLSE Politics and Policy Blog
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2019


  • anti-politics
  • brexit
  • westminster model
  • new politics
  • British political tradition


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