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  Labour Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus the Labour party returned to government with a wafer-thin majority under Harold Wilson in the 1964 election, was confirmed with a larger majority soon after, and remained in power until the 1970 election.
Labour in the 1960s did introduce several new laws reflecting the changing times: the partial legalisation of homosexuality and abortion, the abolition of the death penalty and various legislation addressing race relations and racial discrimination.
The UK was also one of the allies of the United States that actually participated in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Labour_Party_(UK)   (6235 words)

 Socialist Labour Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The party was formed as a left-wing splinter in reaction to Tony Blair's re-positioning of the British Labour Party.
The party seems to be on the wane electorally, garnering fewer votes than it used to, although it did manage to get its highest percentage share in any individual parliamentary constituency at the 2005 general election when they took 14.2% of the votes cast in Glasgow North East.
However, the absence of a Labour Party candidate in Glasgow North East (following the convention that the main parties do not stand against a sitting Speaker of the House of Commons) where Michael Martin was re-standing, was a probably a major factor in achieving 14.2% of the vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socialist_Labour_Party_(UK)   (579 words)

 1983 Labour Party Manifesto -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Labour believes that the countryside should be preserved and enhanced as a source of recreation for town and country dwellers alike and as a habitat for wild creatures and plants.
Labour's aim is to ensure that all sections of the community are safe on the street and at home, free from the fear that crime generates.
Labour will plan an expansion of trade with the developing world and will work to bring about changes in the international trading system that will be of benefit to poor countries, allowing them to receive stable prices for their commodity exports and to diversify their production.
www.labour-party.org.uk /manifestos/1983/1983-labour-manifesto.shtml   (20933 words)

 On Scargill's call for a Socialist Labour Party
It was stressed that the rapid right wing political degeneration of the Labour Party and the decision of its leader, Tony Blair, to ditch the 77 year old reformist Clause IV from its constitution could not be approached simply from the standpoint of the actions of "bad individuals".
The reformist Labour Party and trade union organisations were built by the working class at the beginning of the century to fight for and defend these hard won social gains from the capitalist class.
In fact the ILP was not isolated because of its split from the Labour Party, but because it rejected the call to join the Left Opposition and the Fourth International and orient to the working class on the international socialist perspective and a revolutionary socialist programme in a struggle against social democracy and Stalinism.
www.socialequality.org.uk /elect97/slp/slplaunch.htm   (3771 words)

The Socialist Labour Party, on the other hand, not only secured an increased vote and an increased percentage of the vote compared to 1997, but in contesting 114 seats, the SLP contested the largest number of constituencies ever by a single 'Left' party in the history of elections in Britain.
The combined Socialist Alliance vote of 57,304 is in fact lower than the Socialist Labour Party's UK-wide vote, and the SLP either maintained or improved its vote compared with our 1997 General Election performance throughout the UK.
The Socialist Alliance, which is only registered as a political party in England, was allowed a UK-wide broadcast, at the end of which its name appeared together with that of the Scottish Socialist Party, a separately registered Party only in Scotland.
www.lalkar.org /issues/contents/jul2001/slp.htm   (2076 words)

Socialist Campaign Group: The SCG is the chief organizational base of the democratic socialist wing of the Labour Party.
Socialist Party of Great Britain: Founded in 1904, the Socialist Party of GB is one of the oldest political parties in the UK, even older than the Labour Party.
Socialist Party: The SP was originally founded by a former member of the Trotskyist Revolutionary Communist Party, Ted Grant, in the 1970’s around the publication Militant.
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 BBC NEWS | VOTE2001 | SCOTLAND | Socialist Labour Party fights capitalism
The Socialist Labour Party is fielding 12 candidates in a fight against capitalism.
The party was formed by life president of the National Union Of Mine Workers, Arthur Scargill, in 1996 when he says Labour "abandoned any pretence of being a socialist party...
The SLP is treading similar ground to the Scottish Socialist Party.
news.bbc.co.uk /vote2001/hi/english/scotland/newsid_1353000/1353539.stm   (279 words)

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The official party colours are red, white and blue, though blue is most generally associated with the party in contrast to the red of the historically-socialist Labour Party.
The Conservative Party is descended from the Tory Party, one of the two ruling parties of 18th and 19th Century British Politics, and its members are still commonly referred to as Tories.
Though the Conservatives were considered to be the dominant governing party in the United Kingdom for much of the 19th and 20th Centuries, since losing the 1997 election to the Labour Party under Tony Blair, they have been in 'opposition' in Parliament.
www.lycos.com /info/conservative-party-uk.html   (565 words)

However, whether or not a party is really a political party of the workers does not depend solely upon a membership of workers but also upon the men that lead it, and the content of its actions and its political tactics.
Regarded from this, the only correct, point of view, the Labour Party is a thoroughly bourgeois party because, although made up of workers, it is led by reactionaries, and the worst kind of reactionaries at that, who act in the spirit of the bourgeoisie.
Labour's social base amongst the more affluent sections of the working class, and in certain sections of the middle class, would in itself be far too narrow an electoral base to enable it to become a significant parliamentary force in the post-war world.
www.oneparty.co.uk /html/slp2.html   (7712 words)

 About Labour: The Labour Party: securing Britain's future
The Labour Party was set up in 1900 to fight for representation for the Labour movement - trade unions and socialist societies - in Parliament.
Though Labour was only in government for four short periods of the 20th century, its achievements revolutionised the lives of the British people.
Labour people includes details of the Prime Minister and the rest of the Cabinet, our MPs and other elected representatives in the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and European Parliament.
www.labour.org.uk /aboutlabour   (395 words)

"the general body of labourers and operatives viewed in its relation to the body of capitalists or with regard to its political interests and claims".
A Social-Democratic Party was, originally, a labour party in a country where the bourgeois-democratic revolution has not been accomplished.
The second party formed in Britain claiming to represent the interests of working people was the 'Scottish Labour Party', founded in May 1888.
www.oneparty.co.uk /html/slp.html   (309 words)

 BBC News | Parties and Issues | Socialist Labour Party
The Socialist Labour Party (SLP) was formed in 1996.
It's leader is Arthur Scargill, president of the National Union of Mineworkers, who broke away from the Labour Party to found the SLP.
They gain because they got more 'flexible' and cheaper European labour; because in several large countries economic policy is taken away from any democratic accountability to the people or their governments; because they can use a new euro-currency to exploit eastern Europe and Russia, challenging the dollar and the yen."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/events/euros_99/parties_and_issues/351776.stm   (494 words)

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On the launch of the government's social exclusion action plan, secretary of state at the Cabinet Office, Hilary Armstrong, says early intervention is at the heart of the government's strategy for tackling social exclusion.
Writing exclusively for the Progress blog, The Progressive, she says: 'As a Labour government, we can’t stand by if a child’s life-chances are being written off in the first two years of their life.' read more
A social democratic foreign policy should be a policy for parties and movements as well as governments, and it should seek to advance two goals.
www.progressonline.org.uk   (772 words)

 Socialist Party
Lincoln Socialist Party held a public meeting on 16 August to build a coalition against the rise of the BNP and far right in our area.
TED GRANT, one of the founders of Militant, the forerunner of the Socialist Party, has died at the age of 93 in London.
We campaign for a socialist society free from the horrors of war and poverty.
www.socialistparty.org.uk   (1517 words)

 Socialist Workers Party (Britain) - anti-capitalism, liberation and socialism
The SWP and various international socialist groups have issued a statement on how the left should respond to the crisis in Lebanon.
Demonstrate outside the Labour Party Annual Conference in Manchester.
The development of the left in France and the situation in the SSP are discussed in International Socialist Tendency Discussion Bulletin 8.
www.swp.org.uk   (280 words)

 The Scotsman - UK - Scargill fan behind rail chaos
WHEN Mick Rix, a 1997 general election candidate for Arthur Scargill’s Socialist Labour Party, snatched the leadership of the ASLEF union from under the nose of the moderate incumbent, there was an almost audible intake of breath throughout the union movement.
A keen supporter of Mr Scargill’s Socialist Labour Party, the father of two - who is separated from his wife - stood in the 1997 general election and lost his deposit.
There are suggestions that some of those involved in the pay talks on the ASLEF side are sympathetic to Tommy Sheridan’s Scottish Socialist Party and will not tolerate any softening of the negotiating position.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /uk.cfm?id=309502002   (1343 words)

 Socialist Labour Party - Liverpool (West Derby)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Socialist Labour Party, 9 Victoria Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2BB.
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COUNCIL HOUSING IS AN The Socialist Labour Party - Liverpool West Derby is shortly to launch our political campaign against stock transfer in Liverpool.
homepages.enterprise.net /aok/slp.htm   (202 words)

 SHS Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Socialist History Society was founded in 1992.
The SHS is the successor to the Communist Party History Group, established in 1946.
It is particularly interested in the struggles of labour, women, progressive and peace movements throughout the world, as well as the movements and achievements of colonial peoples, fl people, and other oppressed communities in seeking justice, human dignity and liberation.
www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk   (331 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We are in no doubt that this is a class issue, and that it is the working class who are expected to shoulder the burden of the capitalist drive for more and greater profits at the expense of the most vulnerable in society.
That is why it is absolutely vital today that the SLP can put forward the socialist policies necessary to defend and improve the living standards of the majority of the population and defend the gains of the past.
More information about the SLP and its policies can be found at www.socialist-labour-party.org.uk
www.socialist-labour-party.org.uk /electionpage4-5-06.htm   (398 words)

 SERA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SERA believes that environmental justice is essential for social justice, and that this principle must be the driving force for the third term Labour government.
SERA are pioneers in bridging the social and environmental movements to produce common solutions to major issues facing the UK today.
SERA Woods in partnership with The Woodland Trust, commemorating 100 years of the Parliamentary Labour Party and investing in our sustainable future
www.sera.org.uk   (172 words)

 Home page: The Labour Party: securing Britain's future
In his speech to the TUC annual conference Tony Blair, Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party reflected on the 5th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and the Labour government's record of delivery.
Since 1997 this Labour government has ensured a stable economy, which has seen 800,000 children and a million pensioners lifted out of poverty and incomes rise.
Tony Blair says Labour must keep focused on the public's priorities.
www.labour.org.uk   (138 words)

 Workers Revolutionary Party
THE main trade union leaders are determined that the crisis of the Labour government should be kept out of the TUC Congress in Brighton.
They are simply the people who are going to write out the blank cheques so that the Labour government can finance itself after the near bankruptcy resulting from the loans-for-peerages scandal.
It is a socialist paper and gives particular coverage to Trades Union and International news.
www.wrp.org.uk   (656 words)

 Socialist Worker (Britain) - an anticapitalist, revolutionary weekly
Respect national secretary John Rees emphasises the importance of joining the protest at the Labour Party conference in Manchester on Saturday 23 September » more
Respect national secretary John Rees emphasises the importance of joining the protest at the Labour Party conference in Manchester on Saturday 23 September
Workers at Chep UK in Pontefract, South Yorkshire, are to strike for five days from Monday
www.socialistworker.co.uk   (1278 words)

 Socialist Equality Party (Britain)
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Socialist Equality Party announces candidates in New York, Michigan and California
New Labour and the decay of democracy in Britain
www.socialequality.org.uk   (786 words)

Texts of Labour Party (Britain) manifestos since 1945
Microform UK (lists microfilm and fiche collections on Labour movement)
Labnet List is the discussion list of the European network of Labour Historians.
www.shef.ac.uk /politics/lmglinks.html   (115 words)

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