Roads Not Taken: The Belgian Labour Plan in Britain

  • Tommaso MilaniEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements book series (PSHSM)


This chapter examines the reception of the Belgian Labour Plan in Britain. It stresses how, after the traumatic downfall of the second Labour Government in 1931, the Labour Party briefly swung to the Left, embracing the idea of working out an immediate programme for action centred on extensive nationalisations, but also how the most influential left-wing pressure group, the Socialist League, eventually decided to champion a more radical platform than de Man’s.

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  1. 1.OxfordUK

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