Welcome to Refresh – a new initiative by young people, for young people, to provide a free-market response to Britain’s biggest issues
Everyone in politics agrees on one thing: that the political centre ground, for two decades a fiercely contested battlefield, increasingly resembles No Man’s Land. The centre-left is in exile, its party surrendered to a self-professed and largely unreconstructed Marxism. The centre-right has borne the weight of eight years of hard choices and the all-consuming task of Brexit.
No wonder calls for a new centrist party percolate, stirred by reports of a £50 million war chest for anyone willing to take up the mantle.
But what Britain really needs is new ideas…