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Zoe Williams writing in the Guardian, ‘. . . Something extremely important has happened. Goldsmith’s relentless attempts to elide the concepts “Muslim” and “terrorist” via the word “extremist” got nowhere. His patronising racial profiling and base appeal to self-interest – you have an Indian name, ergo your main concern must be your stash of jewellery – got nowhere. His reduction of politics to the simplest, meanest message, for people who are only half listening, got nowhere.

In a world where politicians are fixated on one another, trapped in a vicious limbo dance of always trying to go one lower, the new ways of campaigning have missed one key psephological nugget: voters aren’t stupid.’ click here.

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