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The Gang of Four ' from left, Dr David Owen, Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams and Roy Jenkins ' who broke away from Labour to form the SDP in the early 1980s in protest at the party's shift to the left. Picture: PA

Kezia Dugdale: Walkout should be Brexit wake-up call

I was but a toddler when a group of Labour MPs broke away in the early 1980s to form the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Naturally, I was more interested in cartoons than breaking political stories, but I’ve read enough history books and Labour biography’s to know that the band of breakaways had, let’s say, mixed reviews.

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