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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

What's Left Now? The Future of Social Democracy and the Left

Professor Andrew Hindmoor's new book, What's Left Now? The History and Future of Social Democracy, suggests that there is a need to rewrite the left's "miserablist" account of British political history and defend the achievements of social democracy.

Hindmoor argues that this history is wrong, and that Britain has in many respects become a more progressive country over the last few decades as thanks to social democracy, and that social democratic ideas and arguments have shaped and continue to shape our politics for the better.

Our panel will respond with their thoughts on whether they see a future for social democracy in Britain, or if it has been usurped by a more radical left indefinitely.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Andrew Hindmoor, Head of Department and professor of politics at the University of Sheffield
  • Rt. Hon. Lord David Blunkett
  • Ellie Mae O'Hagan, Journalist 
  • Chair: Michael Jacobs, Director of the Commission on Economic Justice

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