Clause IV


100 pages | Hardback

ISBN: 978 0 85124 5744



Common Ownership
and the Labour Party

The debate on Clause IV erupted during the Labour Party Conference in 1994 when the new Leader, Tony Balir, announced:

“No More ditching. No more dumping. Stop saying what we don’t mean. And start saying what we do mean, what we stand by, what we stand for.

It is time we had a clear, up-to-date statement of the objects and objectives of our Party … ”

This was a total surprise because it ran completely contrary to the Leader’s own statement a few months earlier, when he was interviewed by David Frost during an election campaign for John Smith’s successor …

This book contains a careful analysis of the issues involved in this controversy.