April 29, 2015

MAGGIE'S SON:

Clause Four at 20: Tony Blair changes the Labour party constitution (Jason Rodrigues,  29 April 2015, The Guardian)

Twenty years ago today, Tony Blair won a controversial vote to amend Clause Four of the Labour party constitution, ending its hallowed commitment to mass nationalisation.

The historic vote, held at the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, where the original clause was adopted in 1918, marked a significant victory for Tony Blair and the New Labour project - Blair now had the backing to modernise the party, making it more attractive to middle class voters ahead of the 1997 general election.

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