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    Very shrewd analysis. The parallel with Liverpool FC was a good one; a Liverpool supporter ( has made the same observation.

    Society changes. That causes some parties more problems than others. Parties can adapt, though, and the real fascination for me is why the Social Democrats have so plainly failed to do so. The Persson years were a period of complete ideological stagnation for the party. But there must be other, longer-term factors, too. Their current lack of credible leadership candidates is truly incredible.

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