GREAT BRITAIN: Toward the Ice Age

Socialist George Bernard Shaw said 43 years ago: "There are two . tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it." Last week in Bridlington the Trades Union Congress, representing 8,000,000 organized workers, had full possession of its heart's desire—a Socialist government. Yet under the seeming agreement among the delegates in the Spa Royal Hall was frustration, and perhaps tragedy.

The T.U.C., like unions everywhere, had been built up as a fighting force to win what its members wanted. Under a capitalistic sytem, one of unionism's functions was to limit the power of...

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