‘Harold Macmillan once said that Toryism was a form of “paternal socialism”, but it is hard to see how in the age of the internet and anti-establishment feeling, fuzzy paternalism is the answer. When Conservatives such as Gove talk about social reform, they tend to centre on the individual, policies that help people realise their potential through opportunity. But surely, if the referendum has revealed anything, political capital needs to be realised at a community rather than individual level’

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