About The Sparrow

I’m a former left-winger, who let the side down badly by voting for David Cameron and Brexit. I should feel at home on the liberal-left, but I find its shrill self-righteousness and creeping authoritarianism deeply unappealing. The Tories are a right mess though so politically I’m on the lam. This blog is me trying to find my bearings.

I’m interested in the political and cultural side-effects of globalisation, the replacement of class politics by identity politics, the emerging backlash against the regressive left and the crisis in modern democracy.

Gender politics is a bugbear. I’m a fan of liberty, the poetry of Alexander Pope, free(ish) markets, free speech, living traditions, home winemaking and practical feminism.

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