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Progressive Politics: What is it, what is it for, and how do we get it?

Gas by Sara Parkin, Principal Associate of the Sustainability Literacy Project, and former Leader of the Green Party.

The second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017 - Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, elections in the UK, France and Germany dominated by strong conservative and far-right parties - threatens to be a catastrophic period for 'progressive' politics. This means that those who believe in such a thing, and pin their hopes on it, need to get very clear about what ‘progressive’ means, what any progressive alliance could offer to a disaffected electorate, and how majorities could be built around it.

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