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#95 – Labour: Too big to kill, too small to win, with Rob Ford

Released Thursday, 13th May 2021
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Last Thursday saw a flurry of election activities in the United Kingdom: national polls in Scotland and Wales, local council elections across England, mayoral elections in major cities and dozens of races for police and crime commissioners. Who better to recap 'Super Thursday' than our old pal Rob Ford, professor of politics at the University of Manchester.

Rob explains how Brexit still looms large over British politics and why Labour is too big to kill, yet too small to win...

Background readings:
- Sir John Curtice: What the 2021 election results mean for the parties, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-57040175
- Labour wants to move on from Brexit, but English voters just won’t let them, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/09/l…
- It’s not just in Britain – across Europe, social democracy is losing its way, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may…

Music: Dexter Britain (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0), www.dexterbritain.com