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How Preston became a socialist utopia

Fighting for a new systemic vision

At its heart, the Preston Model is a reaction against globalization, on a Legoland scale. … As national politics comes to seem ever-more removed from our lives, the Left especially is retreating to a local level, where they can still hold power. … Preston was the site of the last battle fought on English soil — the Jacobite rebellion of the Young Pretender.  Now that the Left has bet its future on an ex-mill town in Lancashire, it may again decide who reigns.

Publication date: 2021-07-29
Parent publication: UnHerd
Publisher: The Post
Publication URL: https://unherd.com/2021/07/how-preston-became-a-socialist-utopia/

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