Britain’s First Labour Government by John Shepherd

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In the 1920s a member of the Fabian Society, a friend of trade unionists – especially the miners during ‘Black Friday’ in April 1921 – and a prolific academic, Laski made the intellectual and practical case for a future Labour administration after the fall of the Lloyd George coalition. Though Rebecca West suggested that one believed only half what the pretentious Laski recounted – he once claimed he turned down MacDonald’s offer of a Cabinet post – he was undoubtedly an influential figure who, through his teaching, writings and personal contacts, helped to shape Labour as a party that favoured parliamentary solutions rather than direct action.

MacDonald’s wartime record was fresh in the memories of those who had fought in the Great War and there was clear concern about his fitness to be Prime Minister when British national interests were at stake. Even more disturbing for some opponents must have been the prospect of Philip Snowden becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer. 23 However, he was also associated with the Leeds Convention of the Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Council of June 1917 organised by the United Council of the ILP and the British Socialist Party (BSP) that had been formed on the eve of the Great War.

However, in the 1923 election, Labour also mounted a hard-hitting campaign against the Liberals, by broadening the issues beyond tariff reform to foreign affairs – including French occupation of the Ruhr – and Labour’s ability to tackle the mounting problem of domestic unemployment. The Labour election manifesto focused on the Conservative failure to tackle unemployment and rejected ‘Tariffs as a remedy for Unemployment’, condemning them as the way to the further ‘impoverishment of the people’ by perpetuating ‘inequalities in wealth and distribution of the world’s wealth’.

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