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Bernie Sanders’ enduring influence is the one silver lining of a Trump presidency

In a packed-out Brixton venue, Sanders showed why his progressive vision remains so popular—not least with Jeremy Corbyn's young supporters

By David McGowan  

While we will never know if Sanders would have beaten Trump, the legacy of that campaign remains strong. Photo:PA

He came into the packed hall to a rock star’s reception. The speech at the O2 Academy in Brixton on Friday evening was the latest stop on a European swing which has included speeches in Germany before three engagements in the UK. Bernie Sanders’ trip has been part book tour, part political rally, and part mop-up campaign after the US President’s dust-up with Angela Merkel during the recent G7 conference—and…

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