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The Labour Party and The City

Mr. Snowden and Mr. MacDonald have recently received the Freedom of the City of London. Addressing the bankers, stockbrokers and city business men gathered at the Guildhall on the occasion, Mr. Snowden said :—

The Prime Minister and he perhaps held different views from those who had been given the honour before. “That illustrates,” said Mr. Snowden, “one of the finest traits of British life —a toleration of opinions with which we differ— and it shows still more that the political controversies which divide us are petty and trivial compared with the vital things which unite us.” —(“Edinburgh Evening News,” 19th Dec.)

Yet there are people who describe the Labour Party as a class party—a Working Class Party.