From the October 1923 issue of the Socialist Standard
“If labour were going to establish their position in this country there must be no class of society which they could not touch. The time would come when labour would not be content to live under the old conditions. They needed more colour, more art, and romance and beauty, more pageantry and processions and music and dance to make themselves a power in the land.”
J. Ramsay MacDonald, in an address to a Labour gathering at Neath, Briton Ferry and Port Talbot. Daily News. 7/5/23.
How these flunkeys of capitalism delight in clouding the class struggle. Here is another one on the same stunt:
“The Labour Party is no longer a class party. It includes aristocrats and democrats, manufacturers and professional men among its representatives. Mr. H. G. Wells’ arrival among us is significant and valuable.”Mr. John Hodge, Labour M.P., writing in the Star. 27/2/23.
“Whoever has come to a full consciousness of the nature of Capitalist Society and the foundation of modern Socialism knows also that a Socialist movement that leaves the basis of the class struggle may be anything else, but it is not Socialism.”
“No compromise—no political trading.”