Labour Wouldn't Let Me Join. (Getting Involved)
Jump, Jim, New Statesman (1996)
Does the Labour Party really want a mass membership? I lapsed a dozen or so years ago, but I decided this year to rejoin. So I sent in the application form and a year's subscription. I had not realised that there was any more to it than that.
First, I received a call from Labour's head office. A woman demanded to know why I had decided to join. Because Labour is a mass party capable of implementing progressive socialist policies, I said, or words to that effect. "So you agree with the party's policies?" asked the woman. "I didn't say that," I replied, and repeated what I had said before. After all, the party's revised Clause Four states that Labour is a "democratic socialist …
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Publication information: Article title: Labour Wouldn't Let Me Join. (Getting Involved). Contributors: Jump, Jim - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 132. Issue: 4640 Publication date: June 2, 2003. Page number: 14+. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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