“The I.L.P. programme does not enthuse me. It is neither Socialism, nor even a colourable imitation of it.” (Philip Snowden, Reynolds, 24/4/27.)

Philip, who for 6 years was Chairman of the I.L.P., ought to know. We have said similar things of both the I.L.P. and their Parliamentary Body, the Labour Party, for years. Perhaps for those who are unable at present to reason from evidence the advent of the Labour Party to office with power, will bring practical proof that both they and the I.L.P. are anti-Working-Class Parties. Workers who care to study the matter now need not wait wearily for disillusionment.


(Socialist Standard, August 1927

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