Dr James Tilley comments on whether the left/right political spectrum is enough to understand today's voters

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James Tilley has appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Analysis' programme, in an episode entitled 'Two-Nation Britain'.

James says, "With the left/right economic dimension, we can talk in fairly specific ways about what lies at one end and what lies at the other end."  However, he lists a series of new issue areas which he believes voters are interested in that do not necessarily fall within that left/right discussion, such as protection of national culture, authoritarianism and moral conservatism.

The programme can be heard here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mr9mc

(James appears 5m 50s in.)

Professor James Tilley is Professor of Politics and Fellow of Jesus College