How progressive is too progressive? Jonathan Freedland and Maanvi Singh discuss how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will need to think long and hard as they embark on a bid to unify the moderates of the Democratic party and those further left
Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the US presidential election is not the only cloud on Joe Biden’s horizon. The president-elect says he wants to unify the country after such a toxic race but even uniting his own party looks tricky, as left and moderate factions do battle.
It’s a familiar conundrum for parties on the left and centre-left all over the world. If you delight young, educated voters in the cities, how can you avoid alienating your traditional supporters, including blue-collar workers in the towns?