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    1. The emerging Owen Smith agenda is best characterised as North European Social Democracy.

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    2. In recent British terms, perhaps think about it as "Milibandism Plus" - more explicitly anti-austerity & a bit more radical.

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    3. Question of course is - why could it win an election when Miliband lost a year ago? I think two things are different.

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    4. First, economic backdrop now different. And the government's shift away from surplus target has killed their strongest dividing line.

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    5. Second - Brexit matters. Much harder to see business being as hostile to a Labour Party committed to the single market. Much else pales.

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