Why one missing Labour tribe is setting the party’s tone on Brexit

Labour MPs who fear being turfed out in Leave seats are seen as credible – Labour MPs who fear a Liberal Democrat revival are not.

What political tribe was hugely influential in Labour politics from 2005 until 2017 but has now vanished without trace? Answer: Labour MPs who feared that their seats would be lost to the Liberal Democrats.

Even during the Coalition years, when the Liberal Democrats plunged in the polls and lost seats in every local election throughout the period, this group’s influence was strong, because Ed Miliband’s path to Downing Street was so heavily reliant on winning over former...
source: New Statesman

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