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Germany’s social democrats

After Martin Schulz became leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and was nominated as its candidate for the German chancellery, it looked like a political myth had finally been proved wrong. Up until the nomination of Schulz in Spring...

Changing the scene

The rise of populism across Europe has its roots in the approach taken by parties of the centre-left for years. European social democracy must rediscover the will to renew itself, writes Eunice Goes
If there were still any doubts, the results...

Progressive leadership

The electoral year in Europe started last week with national elections in the Netherlands. French presidential elections will follow in April and May and in autumn there will be German federal elections and parliamentary elections in Bulgaria and the Czech...

Labour and the nation 

Finding a social democratic language about Britishness is crucial if it is to reconnect with its traditional support, Ben Jackson explains
The Labour party has a serious problem with patriotism and national identity. The events of the last few years –...

Why Labour must embrace a new revisionism

Social Democratic revisionism has, as the name suggests, a history of challenging older doctrine. From Eduard Bernstein’s criticisms of early Marxism, to Tony Crosland’s objection to public ownership as the sole route to socialism, revisionism has always challenged old solutions...

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