First published in 1960. This title is a study of one of the most controversial alliances in British political history. The ‘wage freeze’, Bevanism, the block vote, nuclear disarmament: these are only a few of the points at which the unions’ activities within the Labour Party had roused hot debate. Drawing extensively on previously unpublished material and on discussions with past members of the Labour Movement, the author creates a survey of what the partnership really amounted to.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; 1. The Political Levy 2. Paying the Piper 3. Politics in the Branch 4. The Making of Political Policy 5. Calling the Tune? – The Labour Party Conference 6. The Unions in Parliament 7. Electing the National Executive Committee 8. The Non-Political Unions; Conclusion; Index
Emeritus Professor of Politics at Keele University.