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LABOUR PARTY CONSTITUTION AND CLAUSE IV

Labours bond between manual and white collar workers

By Hand or by Brain

This is an entry summary page to the Labourcounts website. A site which presents the full text of Labour's 1918 founding Constitution, and the proper context of the original Clause IV. It examines the origins of Labour as "a Party of Handworkers and Brain workers"

Labours bond between manual and white collar workers

The site also presents the full text of the 1960 Gaitskill Amendment to Clause IV which recognises Labour as a democratic socialist party and qualifies a broader meaning of common ownership whilst recognising that both public and private enterprise have a place in the economy

Labours bond between manual and white collar workers

The site further presents and contrasts Labour's current Clause IV, revised in 1995, confirming a commitment "to work for a dynamic economy, serving the public interest, in which the enterprise of the market and the rigour of competion are joined with the forces of co-operation to produce the wealth the nation needs"

Labours bond between manual and white collar workers

Also, for a simple and immediate visual comparison of the original Clause IV with Labour's current Clause IV go direct to the page at:

Clause IV Comparisons

 

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