Edited by Ken Coates
with contributions by Tony Benn, A. J. Eccels,
Richard Fletcher, Ken Fleet, Derek Jones &
This book recounts the experiences of the Merseyside plant of IPD (Fisher-Bendix), subsequently to become the Kirby Manufacturing and Engineering Company; of the Scottish Daily News; and of the Triumph Meriden motor-cycle enterprise. It attempts a preliminary evaluation of the successes and failures of these experiments, and it seeks to situate them in their place in co-operative history, Labour policy and socialist theory.