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A practical strategy for left-wing hope in 2020

Those of us on the British left can't wait until the next election—or long-term demographic shifts—to create change

By Penny Andrews  

People outside a food bank on Oldham town centre.

When those of us on the left look back on the end of 2019, we will remember one thing: it wasn’t the blue dawn that broke us, but, inevitably, the exit poll. Then, as it turned out, things could only get worse. Blyth Valley went, Bolsover went, and we knew it was true.

Most of us on the left knew we weren’t going to win, but there was still a tiny bit of hope that there would be wiggle room. Some…

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