James Ramsay MacDonald — An ‘Aristocrat’ among Plain Men?

  • Dick Leonard


No person ever did more to help build up a new political party than James Ramsay MacDonald. Few subsequently did more to damage their own creation. That was the essential tragedy of his life.


Prime Minister Labour Government Labour Party Liberal Party Labour Leadership 
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© Dick Leonard 2005

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