Wednesday, 10 August 2016

How Labour wins elections with radical propositions to the electorate

Letter sent to The Times:
Your leading article “History Repeats Itself (The Times, 10 August, ) 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” (

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.” (

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