From a Radical Opposition to Coalition, 1931–45

  • Partha Sarathi Gupta
Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series


The small Parliamentary Labour Party of the early thirties was led by Lansbury. After the general election of 14 November 1935, Attlee led a much larger Parliamentary Party, when Lansbury resigned over the Abyssinian crisis. Throughout the nineteen-thirties there was serious debate on future policy, triggered off by the economic crisis and the electoral disaster of 1931. After 1935, during the Government’s appeasement policy vis-à-vis the Fascist Powers, the debate’s emphasis shifted more to foreign policy.


Advisory Committee Trade Union Civil Disobedience Gold Coast Royal Commission 
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© Partha Sarathi Gupta 1975

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  • Partha Sarathi Gupta
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of DelhiIndia

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