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Labour’s Brexit stance is pragmatic—but is it progressive?

Vagueness on Brexit is a good electoral strategy. But the party mustn't lose sight of those who could suffer in the process

By Julia Blunck  

Reversing Brexit is impossible. But Labour must proceed carefully. Photo: Wikimedia

The 1995 BBC documentary series The Wilderness Years makes for an interesting viewing now. Originally, it was made to show Labour’s walk from the chaos of the 1980s to the neat, primly-presented New Labour image of the 1990s, made for power. It’s all there: Labour’s fall from grace, defeated by Thatcher in 1979; the bitter fight between Benn and Healey in the 80s; the Kinnock years; the brief interlude of John Smith’s leadership; the  rise of New Labour…

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