Editorial: The end of illusions (Renewal 1, Spring 2020)



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Publication date: April 1, 2020

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George Morris, Emily Robinson, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, James Stafford

Labour’s strong performance at the 2017 general election demonstrated that policy ambition need not be a barrier to electoral success for parties of the left. Yet it also allowed all of us – including this journal – to sidestep hard and necessary reflection about the work needed to build a social democratic majority in twenty-first century Britain. After last year’s electoral rout, the future is uncertain. We must face it without illusions.

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