Labour faces many of the same challenges as Europe’s centre left – and some that are all of its own

The party is peculiarly contaminated by the legacy of abandoning its Leave voters and by a leader many voters considered morally beyond the pale. 

 An electorally viable Labour Party has first to understand its defeats over the past decade. This is a far from straightforward exercise because it shares predicaments with other European centre-left parties, while other problems are sui generis. 

There often appears one overriding electoral problem for most old, social European parties. The political bonds once shared between the industrial working class and middle-class public-sector professionals and the intelligentsia have...
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