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In England there is only one Socialist party that has ever seriously mattered , the
Labour Party . It has never been able to achieve any major change , because
except in purely domestic matters it has never possessed a genuinely
The standard of living of the Trade Union workers , whom the Labour Party
represented , depended indirectly on the sweating of Indian coolies . At the same
time the Labour Party was a Socialist party , using Socialist phraseology ,
thinking in ...
But the Labour Party ' s history and background made this impossible . It was a
party of the Trade Unions , hopelessly parochial in outlook , with little interest in
imperial affairs and no contacts among the men who actually held the Empire ...
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It seems harsh to criticise George Orwell's optimism when he implies that socialism has become inevitable: he was writing in 1941, I thought so in 1980. Sadly, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and ... Read full review