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Back to basics with Clause Four | Analysis: Alice Miles - Times Online
13 years after its demise, Clause Four is back. It was a defining moment in the creation of new Labour – Tony Blair ditched the party’s traditional pledge.

Written by Sidney Webb in 1917 and printed on every Labour membership card, it promised “to secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange, and the best obtainable system of popular administration and control of each industry or service”.

Even back then, few in the Labour Party thought that it meant nationalising the banks....

Any wonder the new Labour Wonder Blog, after last weeks Labour Wonder Blog which appears to floundering, is called Go Fourth

And a small prize for noticing the first mention of Labour Lords Laws for Cash on either....

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A mention of it up now on labour list. Not a very big mention mind you

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