From Renewal, Jonathan Rutherford on the first New Left, Blue Labour and English modernity. From Prospect, the relentless charm of Nigel Farage: Edward Docx on the secret of Ukip’s success. Is anti-racism anti-English? UKIP leader Nigel Farage's Scottish misadventure last week raises important questions about racism, Englishness and English nationalism. Recent calls for “renewed” identities in the UK mean little so long as they fail to assess the role of the state in a multicultural society — it is easier to be a global citizen when you are confident in the fulfilment of your rights as a national citizen. John Cruddas reviews The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-War Immigration by David Goodhart. Making the going good for getting out: Robert Henderson suggests some ways in which the No side can maximize its chances of winning the referendum on EU membership.

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