Observations Lobby Watch

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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7371 (Published 31 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7371
  1. Jane Cassidy, freelance journalist
  1. janecassi2{at}googlemail.com

Who are they?

Described by the Guardian as the think tank “du jour,” this precocious new kid on the block is just a year old. It was founded by its director, Phillip Blond, a one time theology lecturer and author of Red Tory. He believes that “broken Britain” can be mended by strengthening civil society and local communities.

The Guardian’s John Harris described Red Tory as “a critique-cum-credo that harks back to the old paternalist Conservatism that was all but obliterated by Margaret Thatcher, but is also aimed at providing an answer to an array of very modern problems.”

David …

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