Debates in Britain on Liberal Labour Policy

It is well known that in Britain there are two workers’ parties: the British Socialist Party, as the Social-Democrats now call themselves, and the so-called Independent Labour Party. This split in the British workers’ socialist movement is no accident. It originated long ago. It arose out of the specific features of British history. Capitalism developed in Britain before it did in any other country, and for a long time Britain was the “workshop” of the world. This exceptional, monopoly position created relatively tolerable conditions of life for the

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