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Politics

David Cameron must tackle the optimism deficit

<p>Politicians seem incapable of making a positive argument for anything</p>

26 April 2014

9:00 AM

26 April 2014

9:00 AM

There is an optimism deficit in British politics. Politicians seem incapable of making a positive argument for anything, including the country itself. The British government’s case in the Scottish independence referendum has been almost entirely negative. Those looking for an uplifting defence of the United Kingdom have been left sorely disappointed as the government has instead stuck to technocratic arguments about why Scotland would be worse off on its own.

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