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Free speech? New polling suggests Britain is “less PC” than Trump’s America

2 out of 3 people believe others are too offended by language use, while nearly half say they're not allowed to say what they think about key issues

By Tom Clark   March 2018

2 our of 3 Britons believe people are too easily offended by language use. Photo: Prospect composite

Arguments about “political correctness” have loomed large in the culture wars of the United States, which have defined American politics for the last generation, if not two. That has been especially so since the election of Donald Trump.

With the Democrats questioning whether they’ve alienated white working-class voters by indulging in “identity politics,” no one seems to have noticed that Trump himself—with his nostalgic pitch to ageing white men—is the greatest identity politician…

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