Friday, October 2, 2015

A Great Thought for To-day (1931)

From the August 1931 issue of the Socialist Standard

Mr. J. H. Thomas, in a speech at the annual dinner of the National Union of Seamen ("Daily Herald," 21st July):—
"Divine Providence put us in office . . . I conscientiously believe that it is a divine Providence that has ordained that a Labour Government and a Labour Prime Minister should face this problem."
But why the formality of a general election if the result is thus settled direct between a "Divine Providence" and its humble servant J. H. Thomas? And what chance will the Socialist Party have now that we are fighting not only the Tories, the Liberals and the Labour Party, but also Mr. Thomas's God?

1 comment:

Imposs1904 said...

The Labour Government formally resigned five weeks after Thomas made this speech.