From the August 1905 issue of the Socialist Standard
H.W.P. (Birmingham).—The words used by Lansbury at the 1896 Conference were, "Any few men and women can run an organisation if plenty of money is found, but it requires a principle and a real steadfast belief in principle to make a man or woman sacrifice both time and money for a movement which, in the main, is for the benefit of those who will inherit the future." But that was before the S.D.F. admitted pro-monarchial aristocrats to membership, and devoted its energies to the establishment of "bob-a-nob" boot clubs.