APPEARANCES are everything in politics.
Behind polished speeches and television slots, media teams deliberate over every word – but for some time the left has struggled to get its ideas and messages across.
With national newspapers misrepresenting views and leaders misreading the public mood, left wing parties are regularly demonised and attacked, and there’s a lot of work to be done to change that.
But how? Should the left cosy up to the national press? How much of the problem is self-inflicted? And what do parties need to do to get through to voters?
This week, the Redaction Politics team are looking into how the left presents itself to the world and how it can change the negative perceptions undermining policy.
In the meantime, you can listen to our previous series examining the decline of the left here:
Part One: The United Kingdom
Part Two: Canada
Part Three: The USA
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