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in politics, the more radically progressive wing in any legislative body or party. The designation apparently originated in the French National Assembly of 1789, where the radicals were seated to the left of the presiding officer.
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left

the supporters or advocates of varying degrees of social, political, or economic change, reform, or revolution designed to promote the greater freedom, power, welfare, or comfort of the common people
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I'm sorry to say the left-wing activists are indeed those whose main ingredient is hatred.
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If the potential candidates for a joint left-wing nomination proposed by other formations were acceptable to the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), such nomination would have been agreed upon much earlier, Burudzhieva added.
Critique: Impressively researched, referenced, and documented, "Militant Around the Clock?: Left-Wing Youth Politics, Leisure, and Sexuality in Post-Dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981" is a truly exceptional and deftly presented work of seminal scholarship and very highly recommended for academic library reference collections and Contemporary Greek Political & Social Issues supplemental studies reading lists.
They think it's enough for them to be safe in their jobs, when it's the safety of Britain that's at stake, if Jeremy Corbyn and the new Left-wing Labour Party wins the General Election in 2020.
He is mild-mannered, reasonable, principled, honest and plain-speaking - no left-wing firebrand.
Alternatively, a left-wing coalition would remain in the EU, impose less severe austerity measures but for longer, and ensure that the UK remains intact for the foreseeable future.
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