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Javid warns against UK succumbing to 'naked populism'

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter, in Birmingham
Sajid Javid has issued a stern warning against Britons succumbing to "naked populism".
The home secretary blasted politicians "with no real purpose - other than just to gather up as many votes as they can".
Speaking at a Bright Blue reception at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, he urged delegates not to "preach to people's fears" but instead to appeal to their hopes.One activist in the room was overheard touting him as a future prime minister as the speech began, amid a flurry of reports senior ministers are on leadership manoeuvres.

Javid warns against UK succumbing to 'naked populism'

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"As we develop those policies, listening to Bright Blue and others, taking in all those great ideas and turning them into policy, let's also not become like other countries," Mr Javid said."Certainly some in Europe and further afield, who have started appealing to naked populism - your raw populism - with no real purpose other than just to gather up as many votes as they can, but preaching to people’s fears."Let’s not preach to people's fears, let's preach to people's hopes."
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