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Let’s agree we’ve had enough of consensus

IT’S A curious thing that people welcome the end of one consensus by calling for another. On the New Statesman blog this week, Owen Jones wrote “the old neo-liberal consensus is crumbling” and argued this was the moment for Ed Miliband to establish a “new political consensus”. It seems to be the creed of the moment, with the Occupy protests as its apostles. But the problems we are suffering from are due to an excess of consensus, not an excess of neoliberalism. We should scrap the first and keep the second. Continue reading

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