Unless this hijacking of the centre ground is acknowledged and redressed, we will continue to be locked into hopeless confusion over language, concepts and policies.
British values are under siege. The freest and most tolerant society on earth now leads the way in intimidation, moral degradation and lies. The need to identify, reclaim and defend the real centre ground, in order to rescue the progressive ideal of social justice which has been taken hostage, is the single most urgent task in British politics.
Thus speaks Melanie Philips. That nice but dim Mr Cameron owes her a drink.