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Labour’s problems run far deeper than Brexit or Corbyn

Something more fundamental is reshaping the political landscape, writes a former chair of Vote Leave

By John Mills  

Photo: Hannah McKay/PA Archive/PA Images

Labour’s heavy defeat needs to be set in the context of the difficulties which left-of-centre political parties have experienced well beyond the borders of the UK.

In 2000, countless countries across the western world either had a social democratic government or social democrats had an important role in governing coalitions. By 2018, while Portugal and, more marginally, Spain fell into this category, the tally was dismal.   Parties, such as PASOK in Greece, the Socialist Party in France and the SDP in…

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