Forging consensus around tough transitions must be done locally

By Jessica Studdert | 08 August 2023

According to American political lore, ‘all politics is local’. The phrase has less resonance in our more centralised context, where there is little focus on what happens outside the Westminster bubble.

But if we are to tackle many of the toughest, most politicised challenges of our era, forging consensus and solutions locally will be essential. This is where many pitched battles in the wider culture war are happening, with increasing acrimony.

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