Since the French revolution we have divided politics into left and right and our political parties with it.  But increasingly these categories are challenged, and as Brexit made clear, the opposition is not always relevant or helpful.  Is it time to move on?   Are left and right the antiquated legacy of an era no longer relevant?  Are there alternatives that would be better descriptions of our current politics, or which might help us improve and transform political debate?  Or does the distinction between the progressive left and the conservative right remain the central issue of our time?

Author of The Road to Somewhere David Goodhart, Conservative leadership candidate Rory Stewart and political theorist and author of For a Left Populism Chantal Mouffe debate new political divides.

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