Labour's Conscience: The Labour Left, 1945-51

1st Edition

Jonathan Schneer

Published November 23, 2018
Reference - 270 Pages
ISBN 9781138331761 - CAT# K393055
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

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First published in 1988. The years 1945-51 were crucial to the Labour Party and the Left in Britain. This elegantly written book traces the gradual and painful disillusionment of the Labour Left with the Attlee governments and analyses the alternative, more militant, programme which the Labour Left devised. Never an organised bloc, the author argues that they are best understood as Labour’s conscience – a militant tendency is the true sense of the words. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of political history.


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