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Brian Stoddart

those of (Sir) Pelham Warner, born into a Trinidadian family of prominence and who became one of the great English cricket bosses. 6 The importance of all this was underlined by the involvement of Great Britian’s official regional representatives who, along with donating the important competitive trophies, also promoted the uptake of the game. As elsewhere in Britain’s colonies, the Oxbridge-educated civil servants of

in The imperial game
Neville Kirk

per cent in 1983) and it had become a regional rather than a national political force. 73 As Labour’s internal reports from members of the National Executive Committee ( NEC ), parliamentary candidates, leading trade unionists and regional representatives made clear, its manifesto and its policies in general were frequently condemned by the voters for their ‘extremism’. 74 Yet the reasons for Labour’s failure went much wider and deeper than the question of policy alone. The formation and impressive early development

in Labour and the politics of Empire