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The Economist asks: Is progressive politics in decline?

September 8th, 2016

Episode 792 of 888 episodes

Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls joins Anne McElvoy to discuss his career in centre-left politics and asks why voters are turning to more extreme alternatives. They also delve into personal revelations in his new autobiography – his views on Labour's left wing leadership, reflections on the financial crash. Brexit and why he's risked competing in the TV show, "Strictly Come Dancing".

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