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Bruce Glasier

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 During the whole of the Labour Party Conference, which lasted four days, the word “Socialism” was only mentioned once; that was when Mr. Bruce Glasier said they did not intend to discuss it!

Mr. Ramsay MacDonald t
old an interviewer on his return from India that the Conference “would be a record one as far as common sense was concerned.” In the light of after events this can be taken as a reflection on the delegates. Mr. MacDonald told them to vote this way, and that—and they did !

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One contemporary (“Modern Society”) wants to know: “Why did Mr. Ramsay MacDonald return from the Commission in India six weeks before the rest of the Commission left Bombay for home?” Well now, isn’t it obvious? Who could imagine a Labour Party Conference without Mr. MacDonald? What use is a ship without a rudder?

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Book Review: 'William Morris The Marxist Dreamer'

Romantic revolutionary

'William Morris: The Marxist Dreamer', by Paul Meier. (2 Vols. Harvester Press 1978)

Book Review: 'Fifty Years' March - The Rise of the Labour Party'

Fifty Years Mark-Time 

'Fifty Years' March - The Rise of the Labour Party', by Francis Williams, (Odhams Press, Ltd.)

Mr. Francis Williams, one-time Editor of the Daily Herald, has written a history of the Labour Party. "Fifty Years' March, The Rise of the Labour Party", published by Odhams Press, Ltd. We suspect that Mr. Williams wrote with a distemper brush. He has certainly given the Labour Party an unblemished white-washing. The main theme of this history is summed up by Mr. Attlee in the foreword to the book. He says:-

    "It is a story very characteristic of Britain, showing the triumph of reasonableness and practicability over doctrinaire impossibilism."

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