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  Ramsay MacDonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MacDonald was born in Lossiemouth, in Moray in northern Scotland, the illegitimate son of John MacDonald, a farm labourer, and Anne Ramsay, a housemaid.
MacDonald took the post of Foreign Secretary as well as Prime Minister, and made it clear that his main priority was to undo the damage which he believed had been caused by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, by settling the reparations issue and coming to terms with Germany.
MacDonald's second government was in a stronger parliamentary position than his first, and during 1930 he was able to pass a revised Old Age Pensions Act, a more generous Unemployment Insurance Act and an act to improve wages and conditions in the coal industry, which had been the issues behind the General Strike.
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 Ramsay MacDonald
Ramsay MacDonald was chosen as the secretary of the LRC.
To dismiss MacDonald as a traitor to Labour is nonsense.
Ramsay MacDonald, by the time he became prime minister, was already showing evidence of that remote and defensive attitude to those around him which in the end left him with virtually no friends in the real sense of the word.
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 Ramsay MacDonald and the Rise of Labour - Kenneth O. Morgan
MacDonald himself was one of the 29 elected, as Labour member for Leicester, a two-member constituency.
MacDonald, however, with his handsome appearance, his compelling oratory (delivered in an attractive Highlands accent) and his air of reasonableness, soon showed himself to be an effective Commons man. By the time he became party chairman in 1911 he had established himself as an impressive figure in Parliament, the first that Labour had ever produced.
Ramsay MacDonald and the Rise of Labour by Kenneth Morgan.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Ramsay MacDonald
MacDonald was born in Lossiemouth, in Morayshire in northern Scotland, the illegitimate son of John MacDonald, a farm labourer, and Anne Ramsay, a housemaid.
MacDonald, Snowden and Thomas were expelled from the Labour Party and formed a new National Labour Party, but this had little support in the country or the unions.
The marriage between Ramsay MacDonald and Margaret Gladstone was a very happy one, and they had two children, Malcolm MacDonald (1901-81), who had a prominent career as a politician, colonial governor and diplomat, and Ishbel MacDonald {1903-82), who was very close to her father.
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 Famous Scots - Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937)
Born at Lossiemouth in a traditional two-room cottage, Ramsay MacDonald was the illegitimate son of Mary Ramsay and a ploughman named MacDonald.
MacDonald was appointed secretary of the Labour Party in 1900, a position he filled until 1911.
Ramsay MacDonald died aboard "Reina del Pacifico" while crossing the Atlantic on November 9 1937.
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 Second Labour Government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ramsay MacDonald, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1924, 1929-1931 and 1931-1935.
The Second Labour Government was formed by Ramsay MacDonald on his second appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 5, 1929.
It was succeeded by the First National Ministry, also headed by Ramsay MacDonald and made up of members of Labour, the Conservatives and Liberals, calling itself a National Government.
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 The Tasks of the Third International
MacDonald showed by his example that courage, in the words of Jaurès, “consists in not submitting to the law of the triumphant lie and in not serving as the echo of the applause of imbeciles and the catcalling of fanatics”.
Ramsay MacDonald’s article is a fine specimen of the smooth, euphonious, hackneyed, apparently socialistic phrases which have long served in all the advanced capitalist countries to conceal bourgeois policy within the working-class movement.
Ramsay MacDonald knows perfectly well that we have built the Third International and broken unreservedly with the Second International because we became convinced that it was hopeless, incorrigible, played the part of a servant to imperialism, of a vehicle of bourgeois influence, bourgeois lies and bourgeois corruption in the labour movement.
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 Feature article: The man who turned his back on Labour - Ramsay MacDonald
Ramsay MacDonald was born in Scotland in 1866.
Ramsay MacDonald, with his connections in the Liberal Party, was chosen as the first secretary of the LRC.
Privately Ramsay MacDonald came to the conclusion that the real cause of his crisis was not the greed of the bankers, or the chaos of their system, but the unwillingness of unemployed workers to pay for the crisis.
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 Ramsay MacDonald
Ramsay MacDonald, the first Labour PM, came from a working class family and grew up in Lossiemouth.
MacDonald was employed as a Liberal candidate's assistant in London for three years, and joined the Independent Labour Party in 1893.
Elected for Leicester in 1906, MacDonald established a reputation as a distinguished thinker.
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Ramsay MacDonald was an extremely complicated man, not easily understood by contemporaries or friends, and whilst he was consistent, courageous, honourable, and deeply committed to the basic tenets of Socialism, his shy aloofness, suspiciousness and self-pity prevented him from being completely at ease with the working men with whom he forged a party.
Ramsay MacDonald died lonely and disappointed, reviled by both Labourites and Conservatives, and worn out by the last painful years of office, a sad fate for a man who had led the Labour Party for nine years with conspicuous skill, and deserved a better epitaph.
Ramsay MacDonald had seen the letter, and had drafted the British protest while demanding authentication of the letter itself; unfortunately, the protest was then published before he saw the final draft, and the subsequent press hysteria was handled badly by all concerned.
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 MacDonald, Ramsay. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In foreign affairs, however, MacDonald helped secure acceptance of the Dawes Plan and sponsored the Geneva Protocol (later rejected by the Conservative government), which provided for compulsory arbitration of international disputes.
In 1929, MacDonald became prime minister in the second Labour government.
In 1935 he resigned the prime ministership to Stanley Baldwin and became lord president of the council.
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 Ramsay MacDonald 1866-1937
MacDonald was the illegitimate son of a ploughboy and serving girl from Lossiemouth.
The grinding poverty of his youth convinced him of the need for social reform through parliamentary means and he threw himself into a life of politics.
However, such an act was deemed a betrayal of his Labour principles and the party itself and he was stripped of its leadership, eventually resigning as PM in 1935.
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 MacDonald, Ramsay on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MACDONALD, RAMSAY [MacDonald, Ramsay] (James Ramsay McDonald), 1866-1937, British statesman, b.
Tony Blair: the Ramsay MacDonald of our age; One of Labour's most controversial Left-wingers on why he believes the Prime Minister is a traitor to his own party.
Ramsay and a ham-fisted version of a veggie pizza; Non-meat eater's allergic reaction after eating ham on TV show.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Ramsay MacDonald -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
James Ramsay MacDonald (1866 - 1937) was Britain's first Labour Prime Minister 1924 and 1929 - 1931.
Born in 1866, at Lossiemouth in Scotland, he was from very humble beginnings and had no secondary education, but was a rousing speaker.
On January 24, 1924, after the failure of the Conservative government under Stanley Baldwin, he unexpectedly became Prime Minister of a minority Labour government, but it lasted only until November of the same year.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Ramsay MacDonald
MacDonald, (James) Ramsay (1866-1937), Britain's first Labour prime minister (1924, 1929-1935).
The office of prime minister resembles that of a chief executive of a government, but the king or queen is the official head of state.
Ramsay MacDonald sat me on his knee and I've looked at Labour leaders in a funny way ever since.
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 Ramsay - Ramsay MacDonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ramsay was born in Glasgow, the son of William Ramsay, CE and Catherine, née Robertson.
Ramsay Corporation provides consulting services in human resources as well as test publishing and validation for skills assessment and development.
Sir William Ramsay William Ramsay was born in Glasgow on October 2, 1852, the son of William Ramsay, CE and Catherine, née Robertson.
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 Ramsay MacDonald
British statesman James Ramsay MacDonald was born to poverty in Scotland.
From 1911 until 1914 MacDonald led the Labour parliamentary faction.
In 1924, he became the first Labour Prime Minister, but he served for less than a year, as the conservatives regained power after allegations that Labour was consorting with Russian Communists.
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 Manuscripts Catalogue
Thanks for letter and papers received on the Masai Move, which Ramsay MacDonald is now dealing with and will meet Harcourt.
Macdonald 'an unctious oily Highlander and a maker of empty...
Mentions Ramsay MacDonald, Milton, Mrs F.A. MacCunn, Hector James Wright Hetherington, Sir William Petty, John Graunt, James Harrington,...
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 Ramsay MacDonald - Britannica Concise
MacDonald remained in the government as lord president of the council until 1937.
MacDonald, (James) Ramsay - first Labour Party prime minister of Great Britain, in the Labour governments of 1924 and 1929–31 and in the national coalition government of 1931–35.
Search for "Ramsay MacDonald" at Encyclopædia Britannica Online for all this plus dictionary definitions, magazine articles, and more.
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 Archive Record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the 1923 General Election Sidney Webb stood in the Seaham constituency and was elected, going on to serve in the first Labour government in 1924 as the President of the Board of Trade under Ramsay MacDonald.
James Ramsay MacDonald, was born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire in 1866, the illegitimate son of Ann Ramsay, a maidservant.
MacDonald joined the Fabian Society around this time and there met others such as George Bernard Shaw, Annie Besant, Walter Crane and the Webbs who were concerned with issues such as socialism and women's suffrage.
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 BBC NEWS | Politics | Labour's PMs of the past
Tagged as a moderate, MacDonald was unwilling to support Britain's involvement in the First World War, making him even more unpopular and he lost his seat in 1918.
MacDonald's coalition won a large majority, but he was subsequently defeated by Emmanuel Shinwell, a popular Labour man, in 1935.
He was elected as MP for Limehouse in 1922 and became parliamentary private secretary to Ramsay MacDonald, although he considered the 1931 National Government the greatest betrayal in British political history.
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 MidEast Web - Letter of Ramsay MacDonald to Chaim Weizmann - 1931
The Passfield White Paper evoked considerable opposition from the Zionist movement and was rescinded effectively in a letter issued to Haim Weizmann by PM Ramsay Macdonald.
Macdonald did not rescind the Passfield White Paper.
He simply denied that it had been the intention of the government to stop immigration, and in fact, in subsequent years, Jewish immigration to Palestine increased significantly.
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 Ramsay - new and used books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ramsay MacMullen investigates why the adoption of Roman ways was so prevalent during this period, drawing largely on archaeological sources.
QUADRILLE PUBLISHING LTD 2000 New hardback Here, Gordon Ramsay offers his example of the pursuit of excellence, by presenting a range of delicious and contemporary recipes, which, whilst being designed to appeal to the clientele of his famous restaurant, also adapt for the home cook.
Ramsay is one of the most significant Scottish poets, second only to Burns, who much admired Ramsay's pioneering use of Scots in contemporary poetry.
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 Those were the days
MacDonald had to contend with rebellion from his former supporters, who accused him of throwing away his socialist principles for power.
Few expected that MacDonald would carry out his ambitious target of ending mass unemployment and tearing down the nations' slums.
Labour leader Ramsay MacDonald welcomed his move as a sign that Labour was not purely a working-class movement.
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