Common (London: Merlin, 1991).
62 The Junta was the name given by Sidney and Beatrice Webb to the salaried trade union
secretaries in mid-Victorianpolitics based in London. This influential group included
William Allen (Engineers), Robert Applegarth (Carpenters), Danile Guilde (Iron
founders), Edwin Coulson (Bricklayers) and George Odger (London Trades Council).
knowledge under difficulties’. He was impatient with those who would
leap over the exacting sacrifices of self-help and instead make demands