ILP Profiles: Morgan Jones and the First World War

    WAYNE DAVID recounts the life of Morgan Jones, an ILP councillor and anti-war activist who emerged from the hardship of prison to become the first conscientious objector elected to Parliament.

    Morgan Jones was born on 3 May 1885 in the village of Gelligaer at the foot of Gelligaer mountain. His birthplace was the small Rhos Cottages, close to the ancient parish church of St Catwg. The cottages were to remain his boyhood home.


featuredimage ILP Profiles: Clifford Allen – The ILP’s Enigmatic Thinker

DAVID HOWELL recounts the career of Clifford Allen, an ILP chairman and editor between the wars, whose marginalised political vision ...

featuredimage WWI: Making Socialists & Opposing War in Great Yarmouth

MICHAEL WADSWORTH looks at the birth of Great Yarmouth ILP and the small role it played in opposing the First ...

featuredimage Unbalanced Britain: Corporate Power and our Me-Based Culture

Over the past 30 years the New Right, aided and abetted in some respects by New Labour, has introduced changes ...


Unbalanced Britain: Wealth, Power and Poverty

ILP members and friends gathered at the Circle conference centre in Sheffield at the end of June for the first in a series of one-day workshops on ‘Unbalanced Britain’.


A Petition for People’s Public Services

We Own It, the anti-privatisation campaign, has launched a public petition calling for a new Public Service Users Bill “to give us a say over our public services, put our needs first and make outsourcing companies transparent and accountable”.


No Short Cuts to a Progressive Scotland

The Yes campaign is winning increasing support among the left. But, says VINCE MILLS, this is based on wishful thinking about Scottish social attitudes and a failure to grasp the real difficulties of radical social and economic change.


WWI: The ILP and the ‘Great’ War

The ILP played a major role in the anti-war and no conscription movements during the First World War. Many were gaoled, and many abused for their principled, political opposition to the conflict. Yet, not all ILPers became conscientious objectors, as IAN BULLOCK explains.