The sister blog to this blog - 'Philosophy and Politics' - will be taken down in the next day or two because of lack of interest.
It will be replaced by a more formal blog specifically tailored to blog-based academic assignments.
I have rescued and updated one of my posts from this blog that you might want to comment on. Here it is
One thing is clear: the current UK government will have to develop a range of policies designed to bring about a more cohesive society. After the excesses of liberal individualism a new sense of integration and belonging is required. The party that grasp this and articulates it in a populist idiom will be the one that triumphs at the next election.
Can Cameron do this? In theory yes, because these are his political instincts. However, he will be forced to distance himself from neo-liberalism in many ways and this is likely to put him into conflict with the right wing of his party. Cameron suffers from the difficulty that if fig leaf of red toryism is removed we will in all likelihood see his party for what it is, politically, remains: a 19th century liberal party with an outmoded belief in the necessity of a minimal 'nightwatchman' state.
Cameron's real threat comes not from labour or the lib dems but the right of his party.