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Communists in the UK – “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

November 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Australian Labor Party, Communism, Politics, Progressive Politics, UK Labour

Outside the Labour Party there existed several extremist parties, of whom the Communists were the strongest. The Communists had considerable influence in the Labour Party in the years 1920-6 and 1935-9. Their chief importance, and that of the whole left wing of the Labour movement, was the part they played in alienating the middle classes from Socialism.

You could make this observation about a number of extremist parties who have existed outside the ALP too…

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