New item September 2017

Robert Owen

by Jonathan Morgan and Peter Brooke






Walter Citrine and Ernest Bevin

James Moher looks at the relationship between these two architects of the British Trade Union movement





The Labour movement in the 1970s

Articles on Labour and Trade Union affairs from the last decade in which the organised working class constituted a substantial force in British politics (with an afterword on the 1984 miners' strike).




The 'Broad Left' and the end of Labour politics

An eye-witness account by Hugh Roberts of the process by which a new generation of Labour Party leaders lost any sense of party tradition or of the political interests of the British working class.




British Labour and Ireland by Brendan Clifford

Brendan Clifford reminds us that the period when Labour replaced the Liberal Party as the main alternative to the Conservatives was also the period which saw the 1916 Rising, the Irish War of Independence and the exclusion of the people of Northern Ireland from the politics of the United Kingdom.

        


Writings by Ernest Bevin

Ernest Bevin, more than any other twentieth century political leader, established the consensus which ensured a degree of elementary decency in British politics until it was broken in the 1980s.




A Future that didn't happen

Essays by Peter Brooke on the promise of the Labour movement (Arthur Horner) and its failure (Michael Foot)