The Outsider (Part III): ‘The Kingslayer (1998-2000)’

In 1997, Tony Blair’s New Labour delivered a landslide election victory that provided a roadmap to power for other centre-left parties in Europe. Out of power since 1982,Germany’s main centre-left party, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD), recycled Blair’s ideological outlook as the Neue Mitte (rough translation: the new centre). A new … Continue reading The Outsider (Part III): ‘The Kingslayer (1998-2000)’