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

    DAVID HOWELL recounts the life and career of Clifford Allen, an ILP chairman and editor between the wars, whose marginalised political vision was, perhaps, a lost alternative for the party and the progressive movement.

    Reginald Clifford Allen was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, on 9 May 1889. His father owned a drapery business; his mother died aged 35 in 1903. She left her son two legacies – precarious health and moral seriousness.


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 ...

featuredimage An Editor Reflects

MIKE DAVIS became editor of the Labour left publication Chartist 40 years ago. Here he reflects on the very different ...


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’.


What Role for the State?

Labour policy chief Jon Cruddas will be one of the speakers at a joint Compass and Labour for Democracy meeting on the role of the state to be held at the House of Commons on 21 July.


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.