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Lessons from Europe in how to revive a moribund Labour Party

Offer a vision for the future. And don’t ape populists—defeat them

By Charlotte McDonald-Gibson  

Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová . Photo: Pacific Press/SIPA USA/PA Images

Europe loves a sweeping political narrative, and two which have dominated the debate in the last decade are the concurrent rise of the populists and the death of the left. With each election, analysts scramble to fit the result into one of these grand themes—Labour’s collapse in December’s general election was a convenient piece in this narrative puzzle.

But reports of a death can be greatly exaggerated, and as Labour elects a new leader and tries to plot a new…

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