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Jane Martin

3 Labour politics in London The “Woolwich Pioneer” comes to utter the voice of the Labour Movement of Woolwich. To fulfill its end it must not be the utterance of a single editor, or of a group of journalists, earning their living by expressing their own thoughts or exploiting their own personality. It must be the voice of all in Woolwich who work, all who hope, all who care for the ideals which have given birth to labour movement after movement in the past and the Labour Representation movement of to-day. (Woolwich Pioneer, 1904)1 Socialist Woolwich This is

in Making socialists
June 1906–March 1918
Maureen Wright

sharp re-focusing of Elizabeth’s political beliefs towards adult suffrage, events within the wider movement provided the context in which the changes occurred. She was, however, still a member of the entirely anti-party-political WSPU Executive, and she wrote encouraging messages to members through the columns of Votes for Women while Emmeline Pankhurst (following a trial for conspiracy in May 1912) paced her prison cell listening to the cries of her followers as they endured forcible feeding.120 It was the events of 13 July, however, when suffragette Helen Craggs was

in Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement
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Stanley R. Sloan

Populists claim that they, and they alone, represent the people. Jan-Werner Müller, What is populism? 1 While the Russian and Islamist threats to the West confronted Western nations with a diverse set of problems, storms were brewing on several home fronts as well. A surge in what has been called “populism” gave new life to a variety of right-wing political parties or candidates playing on otherwise legitimate popular fears and concerns, advocating simplistic, sloganeering political approaches that challenge the assumptions of established Western

in Transatlantic traumas
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Hugh Cunningham

home but also often stayed there, philanthropy was worldwide and universal in its reach. The political implications of this were profound. All humans, by virtue of being human, had rights. Philanthropy’s task was to ensure that people were able to exercise those rights, even if they were prisoners or slaves. In an age that prided itself on being ‘enlightened and humane’, 1 philanthropy pointed the way to a better future – and Britain, with a statue to John Howard in St Paul’s Cathedral, could claim philanthropy as a component of its national identity. The French

in The reputation of philanthropy since 1750
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The anciens combattants and their associations
Chris Millington

Introduction The anciens combattants and their associations We vowed to each other not to be political and we practiced the only true politics. We made up our minds to do this from the moment it was clear that France no longer had an elite, the republic no longer had leaders, the people had lost faith, society [had lost] its conscience and the patrie was losing its soul … We wanted to operate in France as a moral magistracy outside and above party quarrels … Whether the problems were moral, political, social or economic, we searched for and found solutions, the

in From victory to Vichy
Mary A. Procida

, including politically influential executive, legislative and administrative positions in the provinces and even at the centre, were reserved for Indians, often to the exclusion of Anglo-Indian career civil servants. Although Britain retained control of fiscal, military and foreign policy matters, by the late 1930s elected Indian officials governed at the provincial level and Indians

in Married to the empire
Ida Milne

-​conscription movement, an increasingly popular broad  205 I nfluenza as a political   tool 205 alignment of nationalists from many organisations. Edward Shortt became chief secretary and Sir John French became lord lieutenant. The new executive rounded up prominent anti-​conscription campaigners under alleged suspicion of collusion with Germany: it was perhaps no coincidence that DORR 14B permitted the detention of individuals with ‘hostile origin or association’.23 Initially, sixty-​nine people were arrested on the night of 17 May 1918, and more were arrested in the following

in Stacking the coffins
Cormac Behan

5 Enfranchisement – the prisoner as citizen Introduction This chapter examines the experience of enfranchisement based on interviews with 50 prisoners. Their narratives are used rather than the raw statistical data, usually associated with opinion polls and electoral surveys, which was analysed in the last chapter. It begins with an examination of topics such as prisoners and the vote, motivation behind political participation and the government decision on enfranchisement. The experience of postal voting, the facilities available, the election campaign (or lack

in Citizen convicts
The Manchester Jewish Refugees Committee, 1939–1940
Bill Williams

Communal Council. He also became a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Deputies during Selig Brodetsky’s presidency and chairman of the Political Committee of the Zionist Federation. Norman Jacobs, ‘Manchester’, in Cyril Domb (ed.), Memories of Kopul Rosen (London 1970), p. 63. MWLBB Lodge Minutes 4 December 1933. He also made himself exceptionally vulnerable. After the war he was to find his name and Laski’s, as the only two Manchester Jews on the Black List of British Jews prepared by the Gestapo. A copy of the list, as published by the Manchester

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
Andrew Thorpe

James Stuart, 25 May 1944, Butler to Henry Brooke, 8 September 1944. 72 BUL, Neville Chamberlain papers, NC 4/4/1, ‘Report of speech by Mr Neville Chamberlain at meeting of National Union executive committee’, 27 June 1940. 73 LRO, Derby papers, 920DER(17)/16/4, Manchester Supplement to the ‘Onlooker’, June 1941. 74 Bod. L., CPA, CCO 4/2/162, memorandum, ‘Political survey’, enclosed with Topping to James Stuart, 24 November 1941; CPA ARE 10/1/3, Wessex Area executive committee, 26 November 1941. 75 Ibid., CPA, ARE 10/1/3, Wessex Area annual meeting, 27 May

in The art of the possible