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Labour party   /lˈeɪbˌaʊr pˈɑrti/   Listen
Labour party

A political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries.  Synonyms: British Labour Party, Labor, Labour.
A left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people.  Synonym: labor party.

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"Labour party" Quotes from Famous Books

... the more generous minds among the artisans with the determination to grapple with the problem of the unskilled workmen. From the Dockers' strike of 1889 the New Unionism became a fighting force in public affairs, and the idea of a Labour party began to take shape. On the new problems Liberalism, weakened as it already had been, was further divided, and its failure in 1892 is to be ascribed far more to this larger cause than to the dramatic personal incident of the Parnell divorce. In office without legislative power from 1892 to ...
— Liberalism • L. T. Hobhouse

... unions, once more took up the task of education in self-government. From that time onward, through trade unions, co-operative societies, and friendly societies, with their annual conferences and congresses, a steady training in democracy has been achieved; and our Labour Party of to-day, with its Members of Parliament, its members of county and district councils, and its Justices of the Peace, would hardly have been possible but for this training. Other agencies may be mentioned. The temperance movement, the organisation of working-men's ...
— The Rise of the Democracy • Joseph Clayton

... Socialist programme and would join the new Socialist International. On September 6, 1918, the executive committees of the two parties elected a joint council. Its object is to work for the consolidation of the Czech working classes and for the formation of a united Czech Labour Party, composed of Social Democrats as well as of the former National Socialists. A similar process of consolidation is taking place also among the other parties, so that soon there will probably be only three Czech parties, on the basis of class difference, viz. Socialists, Agrarians ...
— Independent Bohemia • Vladimir Nosek

... Social Democratic Labour Party. Originally Marxian Socialists. At a party congress held in 1903, the party split, on the question of tactics, into two factions-the Majority (Bolshinstvo), and the Minority (Menshinstvo). From ...
— Ten Days That Shook the World • John Reed

Words linked to "Labour party" :   political party, Australian Labor Party, party, Labourite, labor party, labor

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