The Press: Tribune's Ten

A decade ago a gloomy band of British socialists met in Edinburgh. The Ramsay MacDonald government had collapsed. Their movement was wasted by feuds, weighted by inertia; socialism in Britain was moribund. Something had to be done. In desperation they decided to start a tuppenny weekly. To get it going, people like Stafford Cripps, Aneurin Bevan, Ellen Wilkinson, George Russell Strauss and John Strachey chipped in £10 apiece to buy stock.

Last week their Tribune was ten years old. None of its founders had ever seen a dividend check, but they counted their money...

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