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Mar 17, 2017

Liberals in crisis: beware the fate of Jeremy Corbyn

A radical party membership, in the absence of an electorally appealing leader, may inflict serious damage on the Liberal Party, Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.

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It’s called “The Law of Curvilinear Disparity”, and you’re unlikely to have heard of it unless you’re a psephologist. It’s a theory, from political scientist John May, that both the elites of political parties and the voters who support it are more centrist than the party membership, which skews significantly more radical.

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