"England Arise!": The Labour Party and Popular Politics in 1940s Britain
Focuses on the Labour Party during its most successful decade, the 1940s. The book questions the comforting myths which shroud the decade and reconstructs the world view of Labour members. It reveals the extent to which the British public, whilst voting Labour, rejected the party's vision.
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Popular attitudes in wartime
Party politics in wartime
The vision of socialism
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1945 General Election ABCA activists activity amongst Annual Conference Anon appeared areas attitudes Attlee believed Bevan Blitz Britain British by-elections campaign cent chapter Churchill cinema Clement Attlee Committee Conservative Party considered constituencies Council culture Daily Express Daily Herald Daily Mirror discussion economic Economist Education election electoral employment evacuation example Fabian Fabian Society favoured February films G.D.H. Cole Gallup Government Harrisson Herbert Morrison housing Ibid industry interest J.B. Priestley January joint consultation Journal JPCs Labour members Labour Organiser Labour Party London Labour Woman leisure living majority Manchester March Mass-Observation membership ment middle-class Moreover Morgan Phillips Morrison National nationalisation Opinion Polls ordinary Party's passim people's political popular post-war problems programme Public Opinion reform response Second World Service Social Survey Socialist society Statesman THMOA tion Tiratsoo Tory trade union Tribune victory voters wanted wartime welfare whilst women workers working-class Zweig