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The old politics is dying: people power can win the next election

Corbyn has opened the door; but today’s progressive revival is coming first and foremost from the grassroots, as a diversity of citizens connect with each other and start daring to believe in change

By Paul Hilder  

Photo: Ben Stevens/PA Wire/PA Images

The week the snap election was called, I was in Madrid with leaders of Podemos, top Bernie Sanders organisers, and British campaigners including Owen Jones and Momentum. Theresa May’s Conservatives had surged to a 25 point lead in the polls, her slogans were rampant across the airwaves, and the expert consensus was that—absent a miracle—Labour MPs were about to be scythed down like fields…

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