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Ernest Bevin: Trade Unionist & Politician

When Winston Churchill was invited to form a government of National Unity on 10 May 1940, the day that the Nazis launched their offensive which was to reach the Channel coast within three weeks, the first name on the list of those he wished to serve in his cabinet was Ernest Bevin. This was truly … Continue reading

Labour on industry ownership – a good start say Third Way

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell recently announced plans to nationalise the water industry, rail and other utilities. Speaking at Labour’s conference, he said the party was “planned, ready and prepared” for a programme of nationalisation if it wins a general election. Third Way welcomes these promises about nationalisation. Taking key services away from profiteering bosses and … Continue reading

Labour capitulate to Zionist pressure

The Labour Party’s ruling body has adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that many believe restricts criticism of the State of Israel. The decision by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) on Tuesday follows a smear campaign assisted by the Labour right, and is a humiliating surrender for Labour’s left wing leadership. Labour has now accepted … Continue reading

Anas Sarwar: a friend of the workers?

Anas Sarwar has has hit back at his critics who highlighted a family business that employs workers on poverty pay and did not recognise unions. The business paid workers below the living wage. UWS offers £7.50 per hour for a 45-hour week, less than the £8.45 generally demanded by living wage and anti-poverty campaigners Sarwar … Continue reading

Labour Party back wider ownership of industry

Third Way has long supported wider ownership of industry and services through co-operatives and trusts. We are also strong supporters of small and family businesses. We therefore wwelcome the statement this week from Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell that workers should have the right to buy out their bosses. Mr McDonnell said there was a … Continue reading

Royal Mail must be re-nationalised

The British people don’t want the privatisation of the Royal Mail (70% voted against in a Sunday Times poll). There is good reason for this. It was always likely that shares in the Mail would  be sold too cheaply (as with previous privatisations), leaving taxpayers feeling cheated. Stockbrokers Panmure Gordon said the Royal Mail could … Continue reading

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