Letter sent to The Times:
Your leading article “History Repeats Itself (The Times, 10 August, http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/history-repeats-itself-dx2b85qg9 ) asserts: “There is no prospect that a manifesto of nationalisation and ending the nuclear deterrent can win electoral favour.” History suggests otherwise.
Labour\s 1964 General Election manifesto stated “We are against the development of national nuclear deterrents” (http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/man/lab64.htm)
Labour’s October 1974 Manifesto for the second election held that year pledged to: “Set up a British National Oil Corporation to. enable the Government to exercise participation rights; to play an active role in the future development, exploration and exploitation of offshore oil; and to engage in the refining and the distribution of oil.” (http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/man/lab74oct.htm)