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Opinion: War on Weltschmerz

A Liberal Youth training sessionWhen friends have lost their belief in religion, they usually describe not the freeing of bonds, but the emptiness left without a moral compass to guide them.

My youngest daughter popped in after work today looking rather sad. When I asked her the problem she described herself as feeling weltschmerz. Never having heard of this before, I got her to elaborate. She told me of the alienation, the resignation and the overwhelming sense of the cruelty of the world. This is not a woman prone to melancholy, …

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    So, it's not a "silly idea", at least not on the surface, Adam, but it is not going to happen, of course. I am sure...
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    Alisdair Your point would only hold if you assume that "Britain" all wants the same type of thing, or reforms, from a changed EU. I...
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    A referendum in 2008 on the Lisbon Treaty would have been brilliant - Clegg campaigning with Brown and Cameron, the Tory and Labour parties split,...
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    GF Sounds good to me --"...Cut the number down to 12 ........ All should be elected, non ex-officio and notthe grateful (and loyal) recipients of...
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    @ Igor "And thy [Ukip], are also a “multi-faceted” party now, ready to wreck the country in more thn one way." That comment is so...
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    We have now gone through decades where trendy types engage in these "look at me" protests, while actual electoral politics has steadily shifted rightwards. All...